On this day in 1903, Macedonian rebels established the Kruševo Republic as an independent, revolutionary government free from the Ottoman Empire. One of the first modern-day republics in the Balkans, the Kruševo Republic lasted for just ten days before it fell to ethnic tensions and military suppression by the Ottoman government. You may use this page to discuss revolutions, past, present, and future, and to engage in wide ranging, off topic discourse. Find previous discussions in the Open Thread archive and visit our new Open Discussion page. Excepting the entreaty that you remain on topic, all of Slate’s usual commenting policies apply.
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