Lithuanian–Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Lithuanian–Belorussian SSR
Lietuvos–Baltarusijos TSR
Літоўска–Беларуская ССР
Литовско–Белорусская ССР
Map of planned Litbel borders (thick blue line) superimposed on state borders of 1920
Capital Vilnius, Minsk, Smolensk
Languages Lithuanian, Belarusian, Yiddish, Polish, Russian[1]
Government Socialist republic
Legislature Council of People's Commissars
Historical era World War I
 •  Established February 17, 1919
 •  Disestablished July 17, 1919
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Belarusian People's Republic
Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (1918–1919)
Republic of Lithuania (1918–1940)
Second Polish Republic
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

Lithuanian–Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic or Litbel was a Soviet socialist republic. It was in the territories of modern Belarus and eastern Lithuania. It existed for about seven months during 1919. It was formed after the merger of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia. The republic was went away after the Polish Army took over its claimed territory of eastern Lithuania during the Polish–Soviet War.

References[change | change source]

  1. Borzęcki, Jerzy (2008). The Soviet-Polish peace of 1921 and the creation of interwar Europe. Yale University Press. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-300-12121-6.