Komancza Republic

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Komancza Republic



Capital Komańcza
Languages Ukrainian[citation needed]
Government Republic
President Pantelejmon Shpylka
Historical era World War I
 -  Established 4 November 1918
 -  Disestablished 23 January 1919
Today part of  Poland

The Komancza Republic was a short-lived microstate, an association of thirty Lemko villages, based around Komańcza in eastern Lemkivshchyna, that existed between 4 November 1918 and 23 January 1919. Its head of state was President of the Council Pantelejmon Shpylka.

Unlike the contemporaneous Lemko Republic to its west, the Komancza Republic planned to unite with the West Ukrainian People's Republic in an independent Ukrainian state. (The Lemko Republic sought unification with the Russian Soviet Republic.) Unification of the Komancza Republic and West Ukraine was suppressed by the Polish government as part of the Polish–Ukrainian War.

The Treaty of Saint-Germain made Galicia west of the San Polish.[1]

List of villages constituting the Republic[edit]

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  1. ^ Magocsi, Paul Robert (2002) [1993]. "Central Europe 1918-1923". Historical Atlas of Central Europe. A History of East Central Europe 1 (revised and expanded ed.). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-295-98146-6. OCLC 47097699. 

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