Lithuanian–Belorussian 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.
Map of planned Litbel borders (thick blue line) superimposed on state borders of 1920
|Capital||Vilnius, Minsk, Smolensk|
|Common languages||Lithuanian, Belarusian, Yiddish, Polish, Russian|
|Legislature||Council of People's Commissars|
|Historical era||World War I|
|February 17 1919|
|July 17 1919|
- 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.