Povilas Plechavičius

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Povilas Plechavičius.

Povilas Plechavičius (1890 02 01 - 1942 04 25) was a general leutenant in interwar Lithuania, one of the main leaders of the 1926 coup after which Antanas Smetona came to power. In 1936 he was appointed as vadovas of Naujojo Vilniaus apskritis. After the occupation of Lithuania-proper by Russia in 1939 and a failed Russian invasion into Naujojo Vilniaus apskritis a separational peace was signed, under which that apskritis became an independent country of Pakštuva, and Povilas Plechavičius thus became its leader (official title was "Vyriausiasis karvedys", usually translated as "Supreme General"). Having survived a few assasination attempts he was killed during the Chinese and Ethiopian invasion to Pakštuva (Borderland War), after which Antanas Audronis became the Supreme General of Pakštuva.

Preceded by:
Supreme General of Pakštuva
February 12th, 1940 - August 25th of 1942
Succeeded by:
Antanas Audronis
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