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Hutsul Republic

Hutsul Republic
Гуцульська республіка
Unrecognized state



Approximate territory of the Hutsul Republic (green) within
today's Zakarpattia Oblast, itself shown within Ukraine below.
Capital Yasinia
Languages Ukrainian
Government Republic
President Stepan Klochurak
Historical era World War I
 -  Established 8 January 1919
 -  Disestablished 11 June 1919
Today part of  Ukraine

The Hutsul Republic was a short-lived state, formed in the aftermath of World War I. The republic was declared on January 8, 1919, when original plans to unite this area with the Western Ukrainian National Republic failed and the territory was occupied by Hungarian police.[1]

Czechoslovakia between 1919 and 1938, with Subcarpathian Ruthenia shown in blue.

At night on January 7–8, 1919 the local population of

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  2. ^ Klochurak, Stepan (1978). Do Voli (Strive for freedom : Memories) (book) (in Ukrainian). New York: The Carpathian Alliance.  


The state finally failed when it was occupied temporarily by Romanian troops in June 1919. The territory claimed by this state became part of the First Czechoslovak Republic between in September 1919. Just for a day, a second Ukrainian state named Carpatho-Ukraine claimed here its independence but was occupied for a second time by Hungarian troops between March 1938 and autumn of 1944. At the conclusion of World War II, the region became the Carpathian Oblast of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

as an autonomous territory, while its eastern most territory (Hutsul Republic) was de facto a break away state. Czechoslovakia joined Carpathian Ruthenia. In April 1919 most of Maramures The army waged a brief war in the adjacent lands of [2]

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