Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Thrace (Θράκη — Thráke — in Modern Greek, Тракия — Trakiya — in Bulgarian, and Trakya in Turkish: ) is a geographical and historical area in southeast Europe, now split between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, which is bounded by the Balkan Mountains to the north, the Aegean Sea to the south and the Black Sea to the east. It comprises southeastern Bulgaria (Northern Thrace), northeastern Greece (Western … Continue reading Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Kingdom of Serbia #69 (1903)

The Kingdom of Serbia (Краљевина Србија — Kraljevina Srbija), often rendered as Servia in English sources during the time of its existence, was created when Prince Milan I of Serbia, ruler of the Principality of Serbia, was proclaimed king in 1882. It was located in south-eastern Europe bounded by Romania and Bulgaria to the east, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to the north, Greece to the south, … Continue reading Kingdom of Serbia #69 (1903)

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic #149 (1918)

On October 25, 1917 (O.S.), immediately after the Russian Provisional Government was overthrown during the October Revolution, the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin established the Soviet state. It had no name until January 25, 1918, when it became the Soviet Russian Republic. On July 10, 1918, the new Russian Constitution renamed the country the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика — Rossiyskaya Sovetskaya Federativnaya … Continue reading Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic #149 (1918)

Russian Empire #90 (1913)

The Russian Empire (Россійская Имперія — Rossiyskaya imperiya), also known as Russia, existed from 1721 until it was overthrown by the short-lived February Revolution in 1917. One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire happened in association with the decline of neighboring … Continue reading Russian Empire #90 (1913)

Ottoman Empire #256 (1914)

The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه‎ — Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye in Ottoman Turkish or  Osmanlı İmparatorluğu/Osmanlı Devleti in Modern Turkish), also known as the Turkish Empire or Ottoman Turkey, was an empire founded at the end of the thirteenth century in northwestern Anatolia in the vicinity of Bilecik and Söğüt by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman. After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe, and … Continue reading Ottoman Empire #256 (1914)

Montenegro #J19 (1907)

The Principality of Montenegro (Књажевина Црнa Горa — Knjaževina Crna Gora in Serbian) was a former realm in Southeastern Europe that existed from March 13, 1852, to August 28, 1910. It was then proclaimed a kingdom by Nikola I, who then became king. The capital was Cetinje and the Montenegrin perper was used as state currency from 1906. The territory corresponded to the central area of modern … Continue reading Montenegro #J19 (1907)

Liechtenstein #45 (1920)

The Principality of Liechtenstein (Fürstentum Liechtenstein in German) is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Central Europe, situated in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps and is bordered to the east by Austria and to the south and west by Switzerland. The entire western border of Liechtenstein is formed by the Rhine. Measured south to north the country is about 15 miles (24 … Continue reading Liechtenstein #45 (1920)

USSR #1284 (1948)

USSR #1284 (1948)

The Soviet Union (Сове́тский Сою́з — Sovetsky Soyuz in Russian), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР) — Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), also known unofficially as Russia (Росси́я — Rossiya), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was … Continue reading USSR #1284 (1948)