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


Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
May I add the French contribution to this history.
And not the least, as it's Napoleon himself who created "Duchy of Warsaw " on his way to Moscow.
This Duchy was his contribution to build back an independent and allied Poland in middle of defeated (for a short period) Prussian, Austrian and Russian empires. 
Next French contribution was a century later when a new independent Poland (2nd Republic) has been recreated by Versailles' treaty in 1919 after WWI.
All details :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Warsaw
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_Poland
Blayb gezunt !
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund -Workmen Circle of France)

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