Re: Country Name Changes thru History
- 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
> The entire paragraph is a direct quote from "The Statesman's
> Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for
> 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-
> 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
> Your use of "the autonomous province of Subcarpathian Ruthenia".
> 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
> 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.
>Austria was _not_ a republic during that time. _Martin,
I don't make stuff up. I can only report what I read in sources that are
well respected and known for their historical accuracy.
In "The Statesman's YearBook" Edited by Brian Hunter, the 132nd Edition
dated 1995-96, printed by St. Martin's Press, New York, it states on page
156, under the article for Austria (Republik Oesterreich) and I quote
directly: "History: Following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
the Republic of Austria was proclaimed on 12 Nov. 1918." It then goes on to
say that "On 12 March 1938 Austria was forcibly absorbed into Nazi Germany."
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> the Republic of Austria was proclaimed on 12 Nov. 1918."I did n-o-t quote you about that, Frank. You did not place the
Republic of Austria in the 19th century. Another post did and I
quoted that post about it, not yours.
> the geographical area known as Galicia was a territoryIt never was.
> within the political entity known as the Kingdom of Hungary.
votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu