The work of Prince Dimitrie Cantemir "Descrierea Moldovei" (Description of Moldavia) from 1716 refers to this region in terms of the way of organizing the administrative life in the form of a "republic" composed of about fifteen localities that had their own laws and judges.
The stages of self-determination are as follows:
On October 14, 1918 at the initiative of Sextil Puscariu the National Assembly is convened in Cernauti.
This one proclaimed itself Constituent Assembly and decided the union of "all Bucovina" with the other Romanian provinces that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the formation of an independent national state.
At that time, the National Council, representing Bucovina, and the Executive Bureau under the leadership of Iancu Flondor were born.
In the troubled situation of the region, the National Council requests the support of the Romanian army.
The latter sent a division to the site on October 23, 1918 and informed the Austrian government.
On November 12 the National Council established the institutions of the Bukovinian autonomy.
On November 15, 1918, the General Congress of Bucovina voted the Union with Romania.
King Ferdinand of Romania signs the Decree-Law of December 18, 1918, by which Bucovina joins the reunified Romanian State on December 1, 1918.
In 1920, the Romanian State dissolved by decree the regional governing institutions of Bucovina, Transylvania and Bessarabia.
In the autumn of 1920, the monetary unification took place, the Romanian State withdrew from circulation the "lei" (Romanian currency) issued by the Germans, the Austrian crowns and the rubles.