Postcards from Romania
Notorious for his brutal punishment methods, Vlad gained the name "Tepes" (impaler) after his favourite form of punishing his enemies, impaling. Legend has it that Vlad Tepes rarely ate without a Turk hanging on a stake in front of him. Contrary to popular belief, this torture was not unusual at the time among rulers in Europe, Stephen the Great, is  said to have impaled 2300 Turks prisoners in 1473. 
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