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18158Re: Country Name Changes thru History

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  • vchromoho
    Jun 3, 2007
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      Subcarpathian Rus' (aka "Carpatho-Ruthenia"):


      From the first link above:

      "In documents generated at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 the
      formulation, "territory inhabited by Ruthenians south of the
      Carpathians," was used; in documents from this period produced by
      Rusyn-American immigrants the terms Subcarpathian Rus' and Rusinia
      appeared. It was Czechoslovakia's constitution (1920) which for the
      first time used as an official name Subcarpathian Rus' (Czech:
      Podkarpatska Rus), although in some Czech publications the term
      Rusinsko was employed. Subcarpathian Rus' referred, however, only to
      the new country's administrative unit, basically east of the Uzh
      river (eastern Uzh, Bereg, Ugocha, and Maramarosh counties). Other
      Rusyn-inhabited lands south of the Carpathians that fell under a
      Slovak provincial administration (in western Uzh, Zemplyn, Sharysh,
      and *Spish counties) gradually came to be known as the Preshovs'ka,
      Priashovs'ka Rus', or the *Presov Region. Ukrainian emigres who
      settled in Subcarpathian Rus' after 1919 used a wide range of names,
      including Pidkarpats'ka Rus' (Subcarpathian Rus'), Prykarpats'ka
      Ukraina (Ukraine near the Carpathians), Zakarpats'ka Ukraina
      (Ukraine beyond the Carpathians), Karpats'ka Ukraina (Carpatho-
      Ukraine), and even the vague term Sribna Zemlia (The Silver Land).
      After Czechoslovakia introduced a new territorial-administrative
      reform (July 1927) the republic was divided into four lands, the
      farthest east of which received the formal designation, Zeme
      podkarpatoruska (The Subcarpathian Land).

      When, on October 11, 1938, the province was given its own autonomous
      government, Subcarpathian Rus' became again the official name as
      entered into Czechoslovak constitutional law (November 22, 1938)."

      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gergely" <gergely@...> wrote:
      > OK, thanks.
      > I'll try to find it.
      > Jack Gergely
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Plichta
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 1:18 PM
      > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Country Name Changes thru History
      > Jack,
      > The entire paragraph is a direct quote from "The Statesman's
      > Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for
      the Year
      > 1975-1976, Edited by John Paxton, St. Martin's Press, New York,
      C 1975 The
      > Macmillan Press Ltd., p.851. The quote is from the History of
      > Czechoslovakia (Ceskoslovenska' Socialisticka' Republika). I
      > recommend researching the treaty mentioned: The Treaty of St.
      > Germain-en-Layne (1919).
      > Frank R. Plichta
      > Galax, Virginia
      > _____
      > From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-
      World@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Gergely
      > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:33 AM
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [SPAM] Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Country Name Changes thru
      > Frank,
      > Your use of "the autonomous province of Subcarpathian Ruthenia".
      This really
      > interests me. I'd like to know more.
      > I was never aware that Ruthenia ever existed as a defined
      political area or
      > subdivision before. I always thought that Ruthenia (and all of
      the related
      > names) was an ethnic area.
      > Do you, or anyone else, know when this was, what empire was it a
      > of, and what territory did it encompass.
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