|Largest City||Gümülcine, .|
|Other major settlements||.|
|Languages||Greek, Pomak dialect Bulgaria, Turkish, Standardised Bulgarian and Romani.|
|Head of parliament||.|
|Type of regime||Democratic cantonal confederation.|
|Name of national legislature||Steering Committee.|
|Number of international airports||3|
|Number of major ports||2|
|State de facto formed||1913|
|De facto Independence date||1913/1920/1944|
|Independence de jure reconised on||1944|
|Currency||40 Paras = 1 Piaster (WTP).|
|Religions||Greek Orthodox and Sunni Islam, plus a few Jews.|
|Ethnic groups||Greeks, Pomaks, Turkish, Bulgarians, Jews, Armenians and Romani.|
|Number of military personnel:||.|
|Drives on the:||.|
The Republic of
Founded by the 1913, Aug 31/Sep 1 Rebellion and formation of the Provisional Government of Western Thrace. 1913, Oct 25 saw Bulgarian forces assumed control of Western Thrace.
World War 1
It supported the Bulgarians and Ottomans in WW1, but was annexed. It finally ended up as a French protectorate between 1919 and 1920. Greece tried to annex it, but backed off after making several major initial gains when they were scaired off by the French diplomatic claims that they would launch a counter attack if Greece persisted to invade Western Thrace. France actually did not plan to carry this out and was only bluffing, but Greece chose not to test the French resolve.
World War 2
Bulgaria annexed it between
1992-1995 civil war
29,475, largely light infantry and armored cavalry. There are 254 special forces and 455 gendarmes. The navy, coastguard and air-force are of minimal status, with a total of 757 members between them.
Government and politics
A newspaper and radio station named Müstakil ("Independent"). Neighboring nation's TV, radio and newspapers are also available.
The Death Penalty
It was rarely used and scrapped in 1952.