Between Prometheism and Realpolitik: Poland and Soviet by Jan Jacek Bruski

By Jan Jacek Bruski

The Treaty of Riga of March 1921 didn't represent actual peace. It was once quickly by means of the outbreak of a Polish-Soviet chilly conflict, which within the early Twenties threatened to arrive a boiling aspect. one of many salient fronts on which it used to be fought was once Ukraine and the Ukrainian query. The ability in which it was once waged – first through Poland, and therefore, extra effectively, by way of the Soviets – was once by means of makes an attempt to fan the flames of centrifugal traits on enemy territory, top ultimately to the splitting up of the neighboring nation alongside its nationwide seams. Polish-Soviet competition over Ukraine had flared up on the Riga peace convention. within the following years either antagonists struggled to win over the sympathies of Ukrainians residing on each side of the frontier River Zbrucz (Zbruch) and dispersed in a variety of émigré facilities, and the guns hired have been propaganda, international relations, nationalities coverage, monetary initiatives, political subterfuge, and armed irredentism. Jan Jacek Bruski's booklet addresses the 1st, vitally important part of this Polish-Soviet tussle.

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