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Nations, States, and History

  • Stephen Velychenko

Abstract

In the nineteenth century the lands of the old Polish state were divided between Prussia, Austria, and Russia. Western Ukraine was part of the Habsburg province of Galicia and the site of Polish as well as Ukrainian national movements. Limited attempts by representatives of both nations to compromise were overshadowed by rivalry that grew more intense with the passing decades as each side lobbied for Austrian support and claimed political dominance in Eastern Galicia. In 1918 the Polish state was reconstituted and fought a war against the newly formed Western Ukrainian People’s Republic (in Ukrainian: ZUNR). Within a year, Poland defeated the Ukrainians and established its eastern border on the Zbruch (Zbrucz) River.

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National History European History Official History Official View Russian History 
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