Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:55 AM
I am writing a piece of war-related fiction and would appreciate some help with this as I can't seem to find much about it elsewhere.
Does anyone have any information on what would have happened to 'enemy aliens' in countries such as Romania during the Great war?
The specific situation I am pondering is what would happen to an Austrian born person in Romania at the point where Romania joined the war, though general information would be useful too.
As a side note, I assume that embassy workers would be assured a safe exit?
How quickly do you think the borders between warring countries such as between Romania and Hungary and Bulgaria would become impassable? After declaring war, would there be an immediate attempt to make the borders between the countries impassable (I assume the rail services would immediately stop?) and how widespread would this be? Basically I'm wondering how easy it would be for an enemy alien to leave the country after the outbreak of war, what sort of problems they would encounter when trying, and so on.