Poland: the country which saved Europe in the Polish-Bolshevik war

  • José Luis Orella Universidad CEU San Pablo en Madrid
Keywords: Józef Piłsudski, “miracle of the Vistula”, polish-bolshevik war, bolshevik revolution


The centenary of the Polish-Bolshevik war was one of the important events that occurred after the First World War and was decisive in the process of saving the sovereignty of the new Polish State. However, the border fights in the east also meant their clash with the expansion of the revolution that the Bolsheviks sought, and which meant the salvation of Europe, in the Warsaw trench. The Spaniards were, in their time, witnesses of the events through the chronicles of Sofía Casanova, who intended to draw the attention of Spain to what was happening in Poland. However, the victory will bring the seed of violence that will erupt in World War II, with large secessionist minorities and powerful neighbors, such as the USSR and nationalist Germany, who will ambition the lands of the Polish plain.


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