What is a Voivode?

Introduction Voivode (/ˈvɔɪˌvoʊd/, also spelled Voievod, Voivoda, Vojvoda or Wojewoda) is a title denoting a “military-leader” or “warlord” in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe since the Early Middle Ages. During the Byzantine Empire it referred to military commanders mainly of Slavic-speaking populations. Etymology The term Voivode comes from two roots, first word; voi is related… Read More

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What is a Warlord?

Introduction A warlord is a strong leader able to exercise military, economic, and political control over a subnational territory within a sovereign state because of their ability to mobilise loyal armed forces. These armed forces, usually considered militias (but can be regular troops), are loyal to the warlord rather than to the general government due… Read More