Re: Why is the country "Poland" used after the three partitions of Poland and its disappearance from the map #poland


Wlodek Matuszewski
 

Dear Marilyn
I assume it refers to the Kingdom o Poland which was established after the Congress in Vienna as a part of the Russian Tsardom. The Tsar of Russia was also  King of Poland. Of course it consisted only of a part of Poland before the partition (Rzeczpospolita) that was taken by the Russian Empire, the rest was occupied by Prussia and Austrian Empire. BTW most POles never accepted this partition and there were several uprisings against it. After uprising in 1830-31 Tsar suppressed the Kingdom of Poland and transformed it into Congress Kingdom which was totally dependent on the Russia.

Best regards
Wlodek Matuszewski
Warsaw, PL

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