General Congress of Bukovina

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General Congress of Bukovina
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Seats 100
Meeting place
Czernowitz

General Congress of Bukovina was a self-proclaimed representative body created in the aftermath of the Romanian military intervention in Bukovina, which proclaimed the union of the region with the Kingdom of Romania in 1918.

On 28 November 1918,[1] the Congress elected Iancu Flondor as chairman, and voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania, with the full support of the Romanian, German, and Polish representatives; the Ukrainians did not want to participate.[2][3]

There were six Polish representatives: Bazyl Duzinkiewicz, Emil Kaminski, Stanisław (Stanislaus) Kwiatkowski, Wladislaw Pospiszil, Leopold Szweiger, and Edmund Wicentowicz.[4] Among the Romanian representatives there were Iancu Flondor, Vladimir de Repta, Dionisie Bejan, Ion Nistor, Octavian Gheorghian, Radu Sbiera, Vasile Bodnarescu, Gheorghe Sandru, Vasile Marcu, Dimitrie Bucevschi, Gheorghe Voicu, Vasile Alboi-Sandru, Ion Candrea, and Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi. The German representatives were: Rudolf Gaisdorf, Viktor Glondys, Adam Hodel, Rafael Kaindl, Edwin Landwehr de Pragenau, Alois Lebouton, and Emil Wellisch.

The Congress unanimously passed a motion which mentioned:

'We, the General Congress of Bucovina, embodying the country's supreme power and being by ourselves invested with legislative power, in the name of national sovereignty, we are deciding: The unconditional and eternal union of Bucovina - within its old boundaries up to the rivers Ceremuş, Colacin, and Dniester - with the Kingdom of Romania.'

On 28 November 1918, the General Congress of Bukovina cabled to the ministers of the Entente Powers, informing London, Washington, Paris, and Rome about the union with Romania.[5]

References

  1. ^ Irina Livezeanu (2000). Cultural Politics in Greater Romania: Regionalism, Nation Building & Ethnic Struggle, 1918-1930. Cornell University Press. p. 59. ISBN 0-8014-8688-2.
  2. ^ Constantin Kiriţescu (1989). Istoria războiului pentru întregirea României: 1916 - 1919. Ed. S̨tiint̨ifică s̨i Enciclopedică. ISBN 978-973-29-0048-2.
  3. ^ Minoritatea ucraineana din Romania (1918-1940) Archived October 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Grigore Nandris, Zile traite in Bucovina, in Amintiri răzleţe din vremea Unirii, Cernăuti, 1938, p. 256.
  5. ^ Muşat, Mircea, Ardeleanu, Ion, ''From Ancient Dacia to modern Romania, Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, Bucharest, 1985, p. 685
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