Rzeczpospolita Polska (Polish Republic)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Polish state was founded in 966 but the once-powerful kingdom was partitioned between Russia, Austria and Prussia in 1772, 1793 and 1795. For 19th century events see The Statesman’s Year-Book 1980–81. On 10 Nov. 1918 an independent republic was proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski, and this was recognized by the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. For the Second World War and the subsequent Communist régime see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1991–92, p. 1011.


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Further Reading

  1. The Central Statistical Office, Rocznik statystyczny (annual).—Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland.—Wiadomosci statystycznie (quarterly).Google Scholar
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  19. National library: Biblioteka Narodowa, Rakowiecka 6, Warsaw.Google Scholar
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