239 years ago tomorrow, gathered representatives of the "New Hampshire Grants" declared the Republic of New Connecticut, then promptly renamed it Vermont because adding "new" to something that isn't very old is kind of dumb. The Republic had no official national anthem, but a poem titled: "The Song of the Vermonters" was put to music and became the defacto anthem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_of_the_Vermonters,_1779
Over the course of the republic's 14 year existence, Vermont dropped out of the revolutionary war, becoming a haven for deserters on both sides, conquered a large portion of upstate New York, and interfered in a major rebellion in Massachusetts. The main goal of the Republic was to become a US State, but this could not be achieved as New York wanted still claimed the land even after their attempts at restoring order resulted in the loss of the west bank of Lake Champlain. Additionally, southern states refused to favor Vermont's admission to the Union until a southern state could be added to balance the Senate.
Eventually Kentucky emerged as a southern counter-weight, and Vermont was threatening to join Canada, so a deal was struck in which Vermont would cede the "Western Union"(Cities and towns on the west side of the lake annexed after NY's botched attempt to conquer Vermont), and give New York a cash payment, in exchange for statehood.
This thread is for the histories of other forgotten/irrelevant countries, but also feel free to ask questions about Vermont.
And, if you have some Maple Syrup lying around, pour yourself a glass.
If Vermont were a nation today this would be its President btw
How about the far eastern republic?
> created in 1920 towards the end of the Russian civil war
> was a buffer state between Soviet Russia and the territories occupied by Japan and the USA
> many Russian whites ended in the republic
> the republic was rife with unrest, with multiple coups occurring
> Americans left in 1921, the Japanese on 1922
> after the departure of the Japanese, the red army occupied and dissolved the republic, bringing an official end to the Russian civil war.
The period from 1918 to 1920 had many interesting unrecognised countries. The Prekmurje republic was one of them.
The State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs was also quite interesting. It was a confederacy of South Slavs living in the former Austria-Hungary. Every one of the three nations (muslims aren't people, lmao) had its own national council while the whole country was led in Zagreb. The president was one of the legends of the Slovene People's Party (the good one, not the modern failure), Anton Korošec. A funny history fact: one of the two vicepresidents was Ante Pavelić - not that Ante Pavelić, though!
Unrecognised, the State of SHS became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes under Karadžordžević in a few months.
Another post-WW1 proposal was the creation of the Republic of Gottschee.
Kočevje (German: Gottschee) is a region in Lower Carniola that was colonised mostly by German (Carinthian and Tirolean) settlers, starting in the 13th century. A German-speaking enclave in the middle of Slovene-speaking lands, Kočevje remained this way until 1918, when it - along with Carniola - became part of the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia, although plans were made for an independent Gottschee republic, or the inclusion of the region into the country of German Austria (another artifact of the post-WW1 craze). Many Germans emigrated because of assimilation pressure. During WWII, the Germans from Kočevje were resettled to German-occupied lands to the north of the Sava river as Kočevje fell under Italian control. After the war, the area was resettled by Slovenes from all over the country, leading to a new, mixed dialect emerging there.
Couto Misto was a Galician microstate that existed between Spain and Portugal from the 10th to the 19th century.