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From: Nationalism and Communism in East Central Europe lecture notes by Prof. A. Cienciala, Univ. of Kansas

web.ku.edu/~eceurope/hist557/
Chapter 11
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Rebirth of Poland: Part A. - -  I.   The Poles in World War I;  II.  Poland at the Paris Peace Conference, January 12-June 28, 1919, and the Decisions on the Polish-German Frontier;  III.  Working out the Polish-German Settlement.
Rebirth of Poland: Part B. - -  I.   Poland and Soviet Russia: 1917-1921: The Bolshevik Revolution, the Polish-Soviet War and the Establishment of the Polish-Soviet Frontier.  II.   Polish-Lithuanian Conflict over Vilnus;   III.   Polish-Ukrainian Conflict over East Galicia
 
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Chapter 14A
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Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia 1919-39. - - The Context and the Realities of Eastern Europe - General Characteristics and Problems (1525 words)
    -- 1. Poland: (i) Politics; (ii) Economics, Education, Social Services, Women, the Arts, Land Reform, Education, Social Services; (iii) Minorities (5,200 words)
    -- 2. Czechoslovakia (1675 words)
    -- 3. Interwar Hungary. (1850 words)
   
From: Neal Pease's 1994 Historical Setting a part of the Library of Congress A Country Study: Poland
info-poland/.../classroom/longhist.html
Part 5
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Independence Won and Lost, 1914-1945  Formative Years, 1918-21; From Democracy to Totalitarianism; Poland's International Situation
 
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From: Dr. John Bates' Polish 20th-Century History modules, a 1999 University of Glasgow posting

www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/Slavonic/
1,770 words Sejmocracy - Central Government/Constitution; Local Government ; Economic Realities; the Collapse of Parliamentarianism in the Polish Republic; Grabski; Piłsudski's Seizure of Power
     
2,765 words Sanacja - Piłsudski and the Second Republic: 1926-1935; BBWR (Non-Party Bloc for Cooperation with the Government); OWP (Greater Poland Camp); After Brzesc; ONR (National Radical Camp); The Rule of the "Colonels": 1935—1939; OZON (Camp of National Unification); Economy.
 
From: A Brief History of Poland, a 1994 posting by the AngloPol Corporation

poloniatoday.com/historyix
Part 10
1,180 words
Independence Regained - WWI; 1914-15: The Central Powers, (Germany and Austria-Hungary) push Russia out of the Kingdom of Poland, October Revolution in Russia in 1917; 1918 - Germany surrenders; Polish independence proclaimed. 1919-21 Polish-Soviet War.
   
Part 11
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Between World Wars - Demographic and Economic matters, 1922-25 elective politics, 1926 coup d'etat by Piłsudski, pressures by Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Flourishing of the arts.
 
From The Rise and Fall of Communist Nations 1917-1994 lecture notes by Prof. A. Cienciala, Univ. of Kansas

web.ku.edu/~eceurope/communistnationssince1917/
Section of Chapter 2
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VIII. The Polish-Soviet War, 1919-1920 -  1.  The Background of the War: Key Factors; -  2.  The Polish-Soviet War in 1920; -  3.  The Peace of Riga, March 18, 1921
 
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Section of Chapter 4
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Polish Foreign Policy in 1938. during the Czechoslovak crisis -  IV.  The British Guarantee to Poland and the Coming of the Second World War; -  V.  The Road to War and Soviet Foreign Policy in 1939;  VI. -   The Outbreak of the Second World War and the German Campaign in Poland, September 1939; -  VII. -   The German and Soviet Occupations of Poland.
   
From Polish Facts and Figures, document released during WWII by the Polish Government-in-Exile in London Part I
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Sections 1 - 10 -  1.  Poland's Area and Population -  2.  Poland: a Democracy -  3.  Government of Poland -  4.  Composition of the Polish Government -  5.  Poland's Vitality -  6.  Language and Religion in Poland -  7.  Population of Polish Cities -  8.  Density of Rural Population -  9.  Poles Abroad -  10.  How the Poles Voted
   
Part II
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Sections 11 - 33 -  11-24.  Polish History -  25-26.  Poland's Economic Progress -  27-33.  The Truth about Poland (Economic Data)
   
Part III
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Sections 34 - 60 -  35-40.  Polish Culture -  41-45.  How the War Came to Poland; -  46-50.  Polish Army in Exile; -  51-58.  Poland Fights On; -  59-60.  Poland's Post-war Plans.
   
From The History of Poland posting by Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk Two sections
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Rebirth: 1918-1922
The Second Republic: 1921-1939
 
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From The History of Poland posting by Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk 3,180 words Josef Pilsudski; Roman Dmowski; Ignacy Jan Paderewski; Edward Smigly-Rydz biographical sketches
   
From Millennium in Arms, a 1999 posting by the Warsaw Voice and Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Section of Part 4
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1921 - 1939 A Natural Ally -  Mutual defense pact with France, Polish penetration of German military secrets; Allied guarantees; Polish armed forces in France
   
Essay by Dimitri Shalikashvili in a translation by Maria Shalikashvili 7,475 words Poland - After Georgia had been conquered by the Bolsheviks in 1921 the author, father of US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John M. Shalikashvili, left Georgia and became for the next 20 years a member of Poland's Army.
   
The Polish-Russian War and the Fight for Polish Independence, 1918-1921overview posted by A. Mongeon. 2,850 words Before, during and after WWI - The Defense of Lwow; War with the Ukraine 1918-1919; The Uprisings against the Germans in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland); The Silesian Uprisings; Struggles for Wilno and Central Lithuania and Belarus; Wolyn; The Advance of the Red Army 1920; The Battle of Warsaw, 1920 (also Stalin's 1939 Revenge) - medals are a major focus.
     
   Biographical links
   Leaders: civil, military, etc.    Others: artists, scientists, etc.
Ignacy Paderewski (1860 - 1941), Concert Pianist and Prime Minister
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Gabriel Narutowicz (1865 - 1922), First Elected President of the Republic of Poland
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Józef Pilsudski (1867 - 1935), Revolutionary Leader and Head of State
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Ignacy Mościcki (1867 - 1946), Chemist and President of Poland
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Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869 - 1953), President of Poland
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Tomasz Arciszewski (1877 - 1955), Prime Minister of Polish Government-in-Exile
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Władysław Eugeniusz Sikorski (1881 - 1943), General and Prime Minister of Polish Government-in-Exile
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Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886 - 1941), Marshal of Poland and Dictator
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Stefan Bronisław Starzyński (1893 - c.1943), Politician, Economist, President of Warsaw
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   Event links
Pres. Wilson's 14 Points (1918)
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Battle of Warsaw (1920)
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