• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1966 Poland celebrated its millennium, but modern Polish history begins with the partitions of the once-powerful kingdom between Russia, Austria and Prussia in 1772, 1793 and 1795. For 19th century events see The Statesman’s Year-Book 1980–81.

Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa


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