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Author Borzęcki, Jerzy, 1956-

Title The Soviet-Polish peace of 1921 and the creation of interwar Europe / Jerzy Borzęcki
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 401 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Early diplomatic contacts -- Failed negotiations -- Official soviet peace offers -- The Minsk negotiations -- Preliminary peace negotiations: difficulties -- Preliminary peace negotiations: breakthrough -- Definitive peace negotiations: difficulties -- Definitive peace negotiations: crisis and breakthrough -- The implementation of the peace treaty
Summary The Soviet-Polish peace treaty of 1921, also known as the "Riga peace," ended the war of 1919-1920 and may be considered the most important Eastern European treaty of the interwar period. This deeply researched book offers the first post-Soviet account of how Bolshevik Russia and Poland came to sign the treaty-a pact that established the central part of the Soviet western border and provided Eastern Europe with a measure of stability that lasted until 1939. Jerzy Borzecki draws on a wealth of untapped materials in Russian and Polish archives to recreate the negotiations and behind-the-scenes maneuvers leading to and surrounding the treaty. He examines the significance of the agreement not only to its signatories but also to Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia. The Riga peace represented an authentic compromise between Poland and Bolshevik Russia, Borzecki shows, and he offers new interpretations of other crucial aspects of the negotiations as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Poland. Treaties, etc. Soviet Union, 1921 March 18
Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920 -- Diplomatic history.
Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920 -- Territorial questions.
Europe -- Boundaries
Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1918-1945.
Poland -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- Poland.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007030928
ISBN 0300145012 (electronic bk.)
9780300145014 (electronic bk.)