Saturday, May 29, 2010

On May 29

On this day in ...
... 1919, a group led by a former schoolmaster who'd fought in World War I invoked the self-determination provision in U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points speech, and declared the independent Republic of Prekmurje, the land (left) on which they lived, in southeastern Europe. (photo credit) Their effort was short-lived: within weeks the territory was "incorporated" into the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes created in the wake of the war. Later it was part of Yugoslavia. Today it's the eastermost tip of Slovenia.

(Prior May 29 posts are here, here, and here.)

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