Slovak Soviet Republic

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Slovak Soviet Republic
Slovenská republika rád
Szlovák Tanácsköztársaság

Словацька Радянська Республіка
Puppet state representing the Hungarian Soviet Republic and the Ukrainian SSR
      Slovak Soviet Republic
Capital Prešov
Government Soviet socialist republic
Chairman of the Revolutionary Government Council Antonín Janoušek
Historical era Interwar period
 •  Proclaimed 16 June 1919
 •  Military intervention 7 July 1919
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Czechoslovak Republic (1918–1938)
Hungarian Soviet Republic
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Czechoslovak Republic (1918–1938)

The Slovak Soviet Republic (Slovak: Slovenská republika rád, Hungarian: Szlovák Tanácsköztársaság, Ukrainian: Словацька Радянська Республіка, literally: "Slovak Republic of Councils" - the name originated before the Russian word "Soviet" (council) became widespread in Slovak and other languages include Hungarian and Ukrainian) comprised a very short-lived communist state in southeast Slovakia from 16 June to 7 July 1919 with its capital city in Prešov,[1] the former Soviet country was headed formerly by the Czechoslovak journalist Antonín Janoušek.

After the conclusion of World War I in 1918, Czechoslovakia began occupying the area in accordance with the preliminary peace settlements, However, Slovakia (Upper Hungary) was preemptively occupied by Red Guards from the Hungarian Soviet Republic and the Ukrainian SSR, who set up the Slovak Soviet Republic as a puppet regime.

Following a brief war between Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania, Slovakia was fully restored into Czechoslovakia and the Hungarian Soviet Republic was wholly occupied by Romania.

Proclamation of the Slovak Soviet Republic in Prešov

See also