The Political History of Poland

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Polish Book Importing Company, 1917 - Poland - 628 pages

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Used this book to help write a term paper on the great polish empire and its elected kings.

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Page 593 - The allied monarchs express the confident hope that Polish wishes for the evolution of a Polish State and for the national development of a Polish kingdom shall now be fulfilled, taking due consideration of the general political conditions prevailing in Europe and of the "welfare and the safety of their own countries and nations. The great realm which the western...
Page 599 - I take it for granted, for instance, if I may venture upon a single example, that statesmen everywhere are agreed that there should be a united, independent, and autonomous Poland...
Page 576 - The intentions of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia regarding Poland have been clearly indicated in the proclamation which he has just addressed to his armies.
Page 568 - With open heart, with hand fraternally outstretched, great Russia comes to you. She believes that the sword has not rusted which overthrew the foe at Tannenberg.
Page 81 - It is love that creates laws, rules nations, builds cities and leads the Republic to her highest destinies and perfects the virtues of the virtuous. Therefore, we, the prelates, knights and nobility of the Polish crown by this document do unite our homes and future generations with the knighthood and nobility of Lithuania.
Page 593 - Russian domination toward a happy future, have agreed to form of these districts a national State with a hereditary monarchy and a constitutional Government. The exact frontiers of the Kingdom of Poland will be outlined later. " The new kingdom will receive the guarantees needed for the free development of its own forces by its intimate relations with both Powers. The glorious traditions of the ancient Polish armies and the memory of the brave comradeship in the great war of our days shall revive...
Page 494 - He was a slave to his passion," was changed to "He was a negro to his passion" ! On another occasion a Catholic priest had to say "I love my country and my people, and I shall never leave them." The words "country and people" were replaced by "wife and children"! In another play the words "He walked arm in arm with the emperor and whispered in his ear...
Page 567 - Under Polish command, and in close connection with the chief direction of the Austro-Hungarian army, the Polish legions will enter the struggle in order that they may also throw upon the scales of the greatest war a deed worthy of the Polish nation, as a condition and beginning of a brighter future.
Page 568 - From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Polar Sea the Russian war-hosts are in motion. The morning star of a new life is rising for Poland. " May there shine resplendent in the dawn the sign of the Cross, the symbol of the Passion and Resurrection of nations.

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