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- Annual Report -American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions 24 Oct 1916
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- The Republic of Armenia :
A Memorandum On The Recognition Of The Government Of The Republic Of Armenia,
by Kʻajaznuni, Hovhannēs, October 28, 1919
Submitted By The Special Mission Of The Republic Of Armenia To The United States,
The Territory Of The Armenian Republic Was Formerly A Part Of One Of The Outlying Provinces Of The Russian Empire, Namely, Trans-Causia.
In The Spring Of 1917, After The Outbreak Of The Russian Revolution, The Then Temporary Government Of Kerensky Created In And For Transcaucasia A Special Administrative Body, Styled As The Commis-Sariat Of Transcaucasia. But In November, 1917, When The Bolsheviki Overthrew The Kerensky Government And Established The Soviet Rule In Russia, Transcaucasia Declined To Recognize The Authority Of The Bolsheviki And The Commissariat Of Transcaucasia On November 28, 1917, Declared Itself The Supreme Authority In Transcaucasia.
In February, 1918, The Seim, Or The Legislative Assembly Of Trans-Caucasia, Convened In The City Of Tiflis, Accepted The Resignation Of The Commissariat And In Its Place Instituted A Temporary Government Composed Of Several Ministries.
Thus, In Effect Transcaucasia Separated Herself From Russia, Though There Was No Appropriate Declaration And She Was Still Considered As A Part Of The Empire. But The External And Internal Political Conditions Took Such A Course That They Made It Necessary To Change The De Facto To A De Jure Separation, And On April 22, 1918, The Seim Declared The Independence Of Transcaucasia From Russia And Her Constitution As An Independent State, Under The Name Of The Federal Democratic Republic Of Transcaucasia.
The Three Principal Peoples Of Transcaucasia — Armenians, Georgians, And The Tartars Of Azerbeijan, Became Parties To The Federation, With Their Respective Territories. The Seim And The Government Were Composed Of The Representatives Of The Political Parties Among These Three Nationalities, Almost In Equal Proportions.
This Federal Republic Of Transcaucasia Scarcely Lasted Five Weeks. The Cause Of Its Instability Was The Fact That The Political Tendencies Of The Three Constituent Nations Were Different, Even Conflicting With Each Other.
The Point At Issue Was The Attitude Of Transcaucasia To The War Then Still Raging.
Since The Beginning Of The War The Sympathy Of The Tartars Of Azerbei Jan Was Wholly With Their Kin And Coreligionists, The Turks. In The Latter Part Of 1917, When The Russian Armies Abandoned The Caucasian Front And The Turkish Forces . . .