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Second Polish Republic
The Second Polish Republic, Second Commonwealth of Poland or interwar Poland refers to Poland between the two world wars; a period in Polish history in which Poland was restored as an independent state. Officially known as the Republic of Poland or the Commonwealth of Poland , the Polish state was created in 1918 in the aftermath of World War I...
Timeline of Events
1918
11.6.1918
The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
1920
5.7.1920
Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
7.15.1920
The Polish Parliament establishes Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
1924
9.17.1924
The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
1939
9.1.1939
World War II: Nazi Germany invades Poland, beginning the war in Europe.
9.2.1939
World War II: following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
9.18.1939
World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.