This is the comment from a blog post I made about Transylvania as a Grand Principality in 1600, when it was unified with the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. The comment is found here. I have, for the sake of this blog posted it here before I make my own comments about this.
Below is part of the comment, and after the break, my own point of view.
Transylvania - Erdély - Was a Hungarian - Magyar - land that was GIVEN to Romania in the Trianon Diktat!
Transylvania has absolutely nothing in common with romanian-vlach history.
Transylvania was Hungarian for a Thousand years As part of the Hungarian Kingdom
As an Independent Hungarian Principality
As part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Transylvania was part and parcel of the Hungarian Kingdom, or an independent Hungarian Principality for over a thousand years.
As an integral part of the Hungarian Kingdom, Transylvania and Kolozsvár was drawn into the Western Christian Culture Circle at the beginning of the eleventh century. The architecture of old Transylvanian cities, such as Nagyvárad , Kolozsvár , Marosvásárhely, Brassó or Dés bear witness to this fact. Besides a few scattered ruins of Roman fortifications, destroyed by the retreating Roman legions in 271 A.D., no sign of any kind would indicate a trace of an older established culture preceding the arrival of the Hungarians. Not even the legends, folk tales, ballads or folk songs of any one of the cohabiting ethnic groups suggest anything of this kind, except the oldest Hungarian (Székely) legends which date back to the time of Attila and the empire of the Huns.
My own feelings aside, this is once again one of the many reasons I can tell that a person has not read the blog post. The particular blog post was about Michael the Brave and his involvement in the unification of the three principalities of Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia. It has nothing to do with the people of Transylvania, but rather with one person.
Transylvania, is a part of Romania, and many of the people there are culturally Romanians. In fact after the death of Michael the brave in 1601, it was Rudolf II Holy Roman Emperor who took the name Prince of Transylvania. There was administrative division within Transylvania, and this shows that there was power given to the Hungarians but, not the Romanians of the area. This is also because of political and religious reasons.
Politics and Transylvania have a place in this blog, and they also have a place where the correct information needs to be shared. In this case, Transylvania was not a 'part and parcel' of the Kingdom of Hungary. At times Transylvania considered itself a part of the Ottoman Empire. Most of the population is either culturally or ethically Romanian.