Galicia-Ruthenia, Hetmanate of

  • The Hetmanate of Galicia-Ruthenia

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    National Anthem: God Save the Hetman
    Motto: 'Semper fidelis'
    Capital: Lviv
    Offical languages: Ukrainian
    Recognised regional languages: Polish, Ruthenian, Czech, Slovakian
    Ethnic groups: 48.5% Ruthenians (Ukrainians), 26.9% Poles, 6.3% Magyars (Hungarians), 10.0% Slovaks, 5.9% Austrians, 4.3% Czechs, 2.1% Other
    Demonym: Galician-Ruthenian
    Government: Monarchy-Republic
    Head of State: Vladislav Khmelnytsky
    Head of Government: Pavlo Khrystiuk
    Legislature: Central Rada (Unicameral)
    Population: 80 million
    Currency: Galizien g
    Religion: Roman Catholic, Uniate (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church)


    Head of State
    Hetman Vladislav Khmelnytsky

    Heneralna Starshyna
    The Hetman's cabinet of Ministers

    Heneralny Pusar: Pavlo Khrystiuk (GRNF)
    Minister of Defense: Mykhailo Tkachenko (SDP)
    Minister of Internal Affairs: Mykola Porsh (GRNF)
    Minister of Finance: Oleksandr Shulhyn (CDP)
    Minister of Education: Petro Stebnytsky (SDP)
    Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mykhailo Tkachenko (GRNF)
    Minister of Transportation: Vadym Yeshchenko (GRNF)
    Minster of Agriculture: Mieczysław Mickiewicz (Unaffiliated)

    General Council
    An advisory council to the Hetman, composed of high-ranking officials, nobles, and clergymen

    Council of Officers
    Galicia-Ruthenia's High Command

    The Nobles of Galicia-Ruthenia

  • Armed Forces

    Main Service Branches

    Ground Forces

    1,000,000 men (5,000,000 in reserve)

    Makarov PM (Semi-automatic pistol) 9x18mm Makarov

    AK-74 (Assault rifle) 5.45x39mm
    AKM (Assault rifle) 7.62x39mm

    Machine Guns

    Anti-Tank Weapons

    T-55s (Main Battle Tank)
    T-64s (Main Battle Tank)
    T-72s (Main Battle Tank)
    T-84s (Main Battle Tank)

    BTR-60s (Armored Personnel Carrier)
    BTR-70s (Armored Personnel Carrier)
    BTR-80s (Armored Personnel Carrier)
    MT-LBs (Armored Personnel Carrier)
    BMP-1s (Infantry fighting vehicle)
    BMP-2s (Infantry fighting vehicle)
    BMP-3s (Infantry fighting vehicle)
    BMD-1s (Infantry fighting vehicle)

    Artillery Pieces
    BM-21 Grads (Multiple Rocket Launcher)
    BM-27 Uragans (Multiple Rocket Launcher)
    BM-30 Smerchs (Mutiple Rocket Launcher)
    2S19 Mstas (Self-Propelled Howitzer)
    D-30s (Howitzer)

    Anti-Aircraft Systems
    S-300V1 (long-range strategic SAM System)
    ZSU-23-4 (Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun)
    9K35 Strela-10 (Vehicle Mounted SAM System)
    9K37M1-2 Buk-M1-2 (Medium Range SAM System)

    Surface to Surface Tactical Missiles

    OTR-21 Tochkas (Tactical Ballistic Missile)

    **Combat Helicopters **
    Mil Mi-8s (Transport Helicopter)
    Mil Mi-24s (Attack Helicopter)
    Mil Mi-26s (Heavy Transport Helicopter)



    20,000 personnel

    Sverdlov class cruisers
    Foxtrot class submarine
    Krivak class frigate
    Grisha class corvettes
    Tarantul II class corvettes
    Pauk class corvettes
    Natya I class minesweepers
    Sonya class minesweepers
    Matka class missile boats
    Zhuk patrol craft

    Antonov An-26 (Transport)
    Mil Mi-8 (Transport Helicopter)
    Mil Mi-14 (Anti-submarine Helicopter)
    Beriev Be-12 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
    Kamov Ka-29 Helix-B (Assault Transport Helicopter)
    Kamov Ka-27 Helix (Anti-Submarine Helicopter)


    Air Force

    60,000 personnel

    Sukhoi Su-27 (Air Superiority Fighter)
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Multirole Aircraft)
    Sukhoi Su-24 (Tactical Bomber)
    Sukhoi Su-25 (Close air support)
    Mil Mi-8 (Transport Helicopter)
    Mil Mi-24 (Attack Helicopter)
    Mil Mi-26 (Heavy Lift Helicopter)
    Antonov An-70 (Transport)
    Antonov An-255 (Transport)

  • Ranks of the Armed Forces

    *Naval equivalents indicated in blue*

    General of Army Admiral of the Fleet
    General-Colonel Admiral
    General-Lieutenant Vice-Admiral
    General Major Counter-Admiral

    Colonel Captain 1st Class
    Lieutenant-Colonel Captain 2nd Class
    Major Captain 3rd Class
    Captain Captain-Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant
    Junior Lieutenant

    Senior Warrant Officer Senior Midshipman
    Warrant Officer Midshipman

    Master Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Corporal Senior Seaman
    Private Seaman

  • Uniforms of the Armed Forces

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    1. Private, Galician-Ruthenian Infantry
    2. NCO, Galician-Ruthenian Infantry
    3. Junior Officer, Galician-Ruthenian Infantry

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    2. Cavalryman, Galician-Ruthenian Cossack Cavalry
    2. Lieutenant-Colonel, Galician-Ruthenian Cossack Cavalry
    3. Master Sergeant, Galician-Ruthenian Infantry

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    1. General Staff Officer
    2. Commander-in-Chief
    3. Officer, Galician-Ruthenian Marines

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    1. Captain, Galician-Ruthenian Infantry
    2. Hetman
    3. Personal ADC to the Hetman

  • History of Galicia-Ruthenia

    The Ukrainian State

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    Hermann von Eichhorn, the military governor of the Ukrainian State

    On April 29, 1918 the head of the German group army Kiew (Heeresgruppe Kiew), Hermann von Eichhorn organized a coup and appointed the Conservative General Pavlo Skoropadsky (commander of the first Russian Corps and later leader of the Free Cossacks) as Hetman of what was termed the Ukrainska Derzhava or Ukrainian State. That day Skoropadsky issued his manifesto (hramota) to the All-Ukrainian Nation and the laws of the Provisional State System. The Austro-Hungarian and German occupiers, wanting stability above all else, welcomed the coup; Skoropadsky co-operated with them, making him unpopular among many Ukrainian peasants. The new state retained the tryzub and the national colors, but reversed the flag design to light blue over yellow. The Sich Riflemen opposed the coup and were disbanded along with the "Bluecoats" (a Ukrainian division named after their blue uniforms and formed from POWs in Germany and Austria).

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    Pavlo Skoropadsky, the first Hetman of the Ukrainian State

    Internal opposition was provoked by the Hetman's requisitioning of food stocks and restoration of land to the wealthy landowners. Opponents of the Skoropadsky regime committed acts of arson and sabotage, and in July 1918 assassinated Field-Marshall Hermann von Eichhorn, the commander of the German troops in Ukraine. By then it was becoming obvious that the Central Powers had lost the war and that Skoropadsky could no longer rely on their support. The last remnants of the Austro-Hungarian and German forces had pulled out later that same month.


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