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[email protected]June 18, 2017 at 3:45 am #438496
Very interesting academic journal article written in Ukrainian language, “1920: POLAND AND UKRAINE in the fight against the common enemy – SOVIET RUSSIA.” https://www.academia.edu/30653328/1920_%D0%A0%D0%86%D0%9A_%D0%9F%D0%9E%D0%9B%D0%AC%D0%A9%D0%90_%D0%86_%D0%A3%D0%9A%D0%A0%D0%90%D0%87%D0%9D%D0%90_%D0%A3_%D0%91%D0%9E%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%A2%D0%AC%D0%91%D0%86_%D0%9F%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%A2%D0%98_%D0%A1%D0%9F%D0%86%D0%9B%D0%AC%D0%9D%D0%9E%D0%93%D0%9E_%D0%92%D0%9E%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%93%D0%90_%D0%A0%D0%90%D0%94%D0%AF%D0%9D%D0%A1%D0%AC%D0%9A%D0%9E%D0%87_%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%A1%D0%86%D0%87
Having been defeated in the struggle against «red» and «white» Russia, in late 1919 the Ukrainian
People’s Republic for some time had to step off the political arena. Its armed forces were partially
interned by Poles, partially were in guerilla raid in deep enemy’s rear. The resumption of the struggle
for the independence of Ukraine was related with the presence of foreign allies. Such ally became
only Poland. In April 1920 Ukraine had to sign with it difficult and unfair Warsaw treaties. The article
is devoted to the common struggle of the Polish Army and the Army of Ukrainian People’s Republic
against Soviet Russia. However, it did not bring the independence, having ended with signing of the
Peace of Riga, which divided Ukrainian lands between Warsaw and Moscow.June 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm #438499
Unfortunately, I can’t view this PDF
with my slow Internet, but I will check when it will temporarily
speed up. I just want to add something to this abstract.
It says about “difficult and
unfair Warsaw treaties”. I know about one treaty, but it’s a
detail – what is more important, is that treaties are not meant to be
comfy for any side, while this sentence suggests that Poland gained
everything, and Ukraine lost a lot. In reality, it was mainly solving
an issue of territorial dispute, and both sides had to find a
compromise – they did, Poland resigned from various lands (Poland
wanted to regain full control over territories annexed by the Russian
Empire in 1772) and Ukraine resigned from various lands. But most
importantly, it not only ended the war between Poland and Ukraine –
it also made an alliance between both countries. Also, Poland
officially recognised People’s Ukrainian Republic as an independent
The Treaty of Riga, however, is morally
not the best treaty that Poland could have ever signed. According to
me at least. It was a violation of the Treaty of Warsaw, the
representatives from People’s Ukrainian Republic were not invited and
Poland acknowledged the Ukrainian Soviet Republic as “Ukrainian
delegature”, which meant cancelling the recognition of People’s
Ukrainian Republic. There are few reasons why it happened. First is
who was a member of Polish delegature: it were mainly the members of
Endecja, which is National Democracy (Narodowa Demokracja) – created
by Roman Dmowski, main political and ideological opponent of Józef
Piłsudski. Dmowski believed in creating a national state, he cheered
for polonization of Belarusians and Ukrainians. Also, during World
War I, he was preaching for allying with Russia and fighting against
the Central Powers – Piłsudski did the opposite. Endecja during
these peace talks did not wanted to help in creating independent
Ukraine, as they wanted to incorporate more lands to Poland, and they
believed that independent Ukraine will sooner or later ally with the
Germans and be against Poland again. Well, this part they predicted
correctly, in a way. However, they also believed that communist
government – bolsheviks – are a temporary issue and soon “the
whites” will regain control over Russia. And then Poland and
Russian Empire could ally against the Germans. This didn’t happened.
As a result Ukraine didn’t regained
official independence and was divided between Poland and the Soviet
Union. However, the Treaty of Riga was not something that Piłsudski
was happy about, since it put an end on his concept of federation.
Even some members of National Democracy were unhappy, some supporters
of Trotsky in the Soviet Union, obviously the Ukrainians, and the
only who was rather happy were common people, who noted mainly one
thing: the war is over.
The Treaty of Warsaw itself, which was
mentioned as some devastating necessity for Ukrainians could have
been an actual symbol of Polish-Ukrainian friendship, which nowadays
doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, the Peace of Riga sort of destroyed
that concept.June 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm #438501
Why are you promoting a bunch of traitors trying to subvert and re-write Slavic history, folklore, culture by inserting Cultural Marxist distortions to poison the minds of our people? You should all be disgusted with yourselves.June 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm #438505
@gaiuscoriolanus Thank you for the detailed commentary! I am very interested in this period of history because some of my ancestors went back to visit and were detained because of the Civil War. You explained this very well. If you wrote a book, I would buy it!
Why are you promoting a bunch of traitors trying to subvert and re-write Slavic history, folklore, culture by inserting Cultural Marxist distortions to poison the minds of our people? You should all be disgusted with yourselves.
Okay, then you write a book with the correct and accurate information.June 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm #438506
I am very interested in this period of history because some of my ancestors went back to visit and were detained because of the Civil War.
In which years? There was no civil war per se, I guess one of the other conflicts?June 18, 2017 at 6:19 pm #438509
@GaiusCoriolanus 1916-1923 I call this period of Civil Unrest in Eastern Poland/Western Ukraine a “Civil War.” What is the accurate term?June 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm #438513
We only have a term for years 1918-1939 and call it Interwar period. If your ancestors came in 1916, then it was during World War I – so depending on the region the country [officially] which they entered may vary. But after the ending of that war, other conflicts took place in this region. And these conflicts were not helpful for newly-born Second Republic of Poland in creating whole law and administration that could work properly from the very beginning So I guess the wars and general problems with administration have prolonged the visit of your ancestors
What kind of mess was here right after regaining independence is the fact, that we had 4 different currencies until 1920 and four years later another reform took place. Ah, and we had two different railroad systems.June 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm #438518
>The resumption of the struggle for the independence of Ukraine was related with the presence of foreign allies. Such ally became only Poland.
Poland became an ally of Ukraine in 1919? Half of Ukraine lost its independence to Poland. The other half lost its independence to Bolshevik Russia. If Bolshevik Russia gave republic to Ukraine, then Poland built a unitarian state closing Ukrainian universities, schools, Orthodox churches. The press was banned in Ukrainian language. There were ethnic tensions between Poles and Ukrainians as a result between 1921-1939. It eventuated to Volyn messacre during the war in 1940s. On the hand Kremlin authorities were responsible for Holodomor in other hal of Ukraine in 1932-1933. Ukraine didn’t have allies during interwar period.June 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm #438520
Poland became an ally of Ukraine in 1919?
Yes.June 18, 2017 at 7:38 pm #438521
If there was an ally to Ukraine, then it would be Germany who helped Ukraine to gain independence from Russia in 1918 after Brest-Litovsk treaty.
In the treaty, Bolshevik Russia ceded the Baltic States to Germany; they were meant to become German vassal states under German princelings. Russia also ceded its province of Kars Oblast in the South Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire and recognized the independence of Ukraine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Brest-LitovskJune 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm #438522
@Sviatogor, it’s about another war.June 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm #438523
Poland was not an ally of Ukraine. Poland had its own political interests. Such articles claiming Poland was an ally appeared recently due conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Germany was not an ally either. Germans, Austrians wanted to split the Russian empire after WWI helping Ukraine and Belarus to establish their independent states.June 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm #438524
Poland was not an ally of Ukraine.
Poland was an ally of Ukraine.
Poland had its own political interests.
Of course. Why shouldn’t Poland have own interests? O_o
Such articles claiming Poland was an ally appeared recently due conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Such articles exist since the Interwar period. It appeared recently to you personally, because you weren’t informed before.June 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm #438529
How can Poland be an ally of Ukraine while being responsible for the disolution of independent Ukrainian republic closing Ukrainian schools, Universities, churches, cultural centres, banning press in Ukrainian language? Poland pursued its own political goals.
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