Slovak Soviet Republic

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] It was headed by the Czech journalist Antonín Janoušek.

In 1918, Czechoslovak troops began occupying northern Hungary in accordance with the territorial promises that the Triple Entente made to Czechoslovak politicians during World War I. However, Slovakia (Upper Hungary) was occupied by Hungarian troops from the Hungarian Soviet Republic, who set up the Slovak Soviet Republic as a puppet regime.

Following a brief war between Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania, Slovakia was incorporated into Czechoslovakia.

Proclamation of the Slovak Soviet Republic in Prešov

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