I'm very sure that they wouldn't be annexed by Ukraine. The first question that I would like to ask is about their territory if they were to be made an independent state, which that I doubt they wouldn't.
The population is sow low, because Stalin deported a lot of Tartars in Siberia and Kazakhstan.
Was this Crimean republic Crimean tartar though?Before anything, I think I should remind you gentlemen about two points :
-I wasn't talking about OE in the first place.
-I'm sure we are talking about Crimea's population in 1918, which that means we're not talking about deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin in 1940s, which wouldn't going to happen in CP victorious World.
IOTL there was a "Crimean People's Republic" that were proclaimed by Noman Çelebicihan and Cafer Seydamet at December 26th, 1917. IOTL it was destroyed by the Bolsheviks in January 1918. Now without Bolshevik threats like IOTL, I don't think Crimean People's Republic would be simply dissolved by Germany. Sure they can if they wanted to, but was a large Ukraine really important for Germany at that time?