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Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921 : The Reconstruction of Poland

Author: Jochen Böhler
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Greater war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The First World War did not end in Central Europe in November 1918. The armistices marked the creation of the Second Polish Republic and the first shot of the Central European Civil War which raged from 1918 to 1921. The fallen German, Russian, and Austrian Empires left in their wake lands with peoples of mixed nationalities and ethnicities. These lands soon became battlegrounds and the ethno-political violence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jochen Böhler
ISBN: 9780198794486 0198794487
OCLC Number: 1028627249
Description: 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Nations, states, and conflict in Central Europe --
How to mobilize the Polish nation --
The Central European Civil War --
Violence and crimes beyond the battlefields --
Conclusion --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Greater war.
Responsibility: Jochen Böhler.

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Civil War in Central Europe argues that Polish independence after the First World War was forged in the fires of the post-war conflicts which should be collectively referred to as the Central  Read more...

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