Byelorussian SSR (TheodoresTomfooleries)
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
Motto: "Пралетарыі ўсіх краін, яднайцеся!"
and largest city
State atheism (de-facto)
|Government||Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party soviet socialist republic|
|Union Republic of the Soviet Union (1922 - )|
|207,600 km2 (80,200 sq mi)|
• 2019 census
|60.44/km2 (156.5/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2022 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2022 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Soviet Ruble (SUR)|
|Date format||CE, mm dd yyyy|
Byelorussia, officially the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, is a Union Republic of the Soviet Union. It is one of the three main East Slavic republics along with Russia and Ukraine. Byelorussia is the third largest East Slavic majority Republic with an area of 207,600 kilometres and a population of 12,801,625 people- the majority of whom are Byelorussian. Other significant minorities include Russians and Ukrainians.
Byelorussia was established as a Soviet Republic in 1920 during the Russian Civil War. It was a founding member of the Soviet Union alongside Russia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian SFSR. Its territory was expanded eastwards due to territorial concessions by Russia in 1924 and 1929. The territories from Poland annexed in 1939 make up the backbone of the modern Byelorussian border. Byelorussia was one of the many Soviet Republics invaded by Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. Byelorussia was the hardest hit by the Nazi invasion, seeing 25.3% of its population die. Byelorussia was a founding member of the United Nations alongside Ukraine due to a compromise between the Soviet Union and the United States. The founding of industrial objects such as BelAZ, MAZ, and MTZ resulted in a significant immigration of Russians into Byelorussia, resulting in Byelorussian de-facto being pushed out as the common and administrative language in favor of Russian. Russians in total make up 18.2% of the Byelorussian population as of 2022.