Talk:Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (1918)
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did the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (1918) really use the national flag of Latvia? Why would the Baltic Germans do that? Please provide the source or else the flag should be removed from the article. thanks--Termer (talk) 20:56, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
- How about the flag? Could somebody provide the source? Or should the flag be removed from the page? --Mmh (talk) 19:35, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Wilchelm v. Hertling?
As far as I know, the Chancellor of Germany at the time was Georg von Hertling, not "Wilchelm" (sic). A guy named "Wilhelm" (II) was the Kaiser, though ... Perhaps both the Kaiser and his Chancellor were meant to sign this document? — Zalktis (talk) 17:41, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Factual accuracy disputed
since citations have not been provided, I have to proceed with this and tag the article accordingly. The fact is, during the entire German occupation Courland remained under direct military administration, therefore calling it a state is quite a stretch.
Also the fact is: On October 1918 the Chancellor of Germany Prince Maximilian of Baden proposed to have the military administration in the Baltic replaced by civilian authority. The new policy was stated with a telegram from the German Foreign Office to the military administration of the Baltic: The government of the Reich is unanimous in respect of the fundamental change in our policy towards the Baltic countries, namely that in the first instance policy is to be made with the Baltic peoples. In Latvia the German occupying powers formally handed over the authority to the Latvian national government headed by Kārlis Ulmanis on December 7 1918. @ The Baltic States and Weimar Ostpolitik By John Hiden