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825875.  Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:41 am Reply with quote

What is the shortest period of time that an independent country has existed?

The probable answer is a day and the country was Carpatho-Ukraine.

Following the start of the Nazi dismemberment of Czechoslavakia, on 15th March 1939 the Carpatho-Ruthenia region of Czechoslovakia declared independence. Its head of state was the Reverend Avgustyn Voloshyn and its capital was Khust. A day later Hungarian troops marched in and seized the territory, which is now part of Western Ukraine.

825897.  Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:11 am Reply with quote

That is interesting! Points for that one Zebra!


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