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Beyond the Battle of Warsaw. The Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 in Western Geopolitics - a webinar with Piotr Puchalski, Ph.D.
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The Battle of Warsaw takes absolute center stage in any narrative of the Polish-Soviet War, and for good reason. The brilliant tactical decision to break through Soviet lines at a weak spot between the Western and South-Western Fronts, attributed to Józef Piłsudski, was a major reason behind the Polish triumph. The diplomatic actions that unfolded behind the scenes, however, are somewhat less known, and yet they illuminate the geopolitical importance of the Polish struggle for Western Europe.

To mark the centennial of this momentous event in Poland's history, we invite you for a webinar with a specialist in diplomatic and political history in the interwar period, dr. Piotr Puchalski, who will examine the role played by the Polish-Soviet War in determining Western geopolitical aims.

Piotr Puchalski holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an Assistant Professor of modern European history at the Pedagogical University in Kraków. He specializes in the diplomatic and political history of the interwar period. In his upcoming book, he analyzes the role played by colonial aspirations in the formation and development of the interwar Polish state.

Aug 28, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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