German-Polish border troubles

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German-Polish border troubles

Postby Freiritter » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:39 am

I heard somewhere that the Freikorps had assisted the Reichswehr in occasional border skirmishes. I was curious, were there actual border crises during the Weimar Era and did these ever get close to provoking a general war?
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Postby Benoit Douville » Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:00 am

Following the Armistice of November of 1918, Germany was reluctant to give her eastern territories back to Poland.

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Postby Henrik » Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:28 pm

There was no rebellion in a "Poznan" area as there did not exist an area called "Poznan". The name of the province and the imperial residence city was Posen and nothing else. There was a Polish rebellion in Posen.
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Postby Kimmo » Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:42 am

Actually it took a bit longer to finalize the German-Polish border than 1919.

The plebiscite in Silesian area, wasn't held until 1921, where eastern part of Silesia went to Poland, western part to Germany and a small section of Silesia to Czechoslovakia.

However I don't know about the years when other plebiscites were held in other areas, that were thought to be separated from Germany?
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Postby Benoit Douville » Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:59 pm

The German-Polish border dispute lasted from the end of 1918 to 1922. The areas affected were East and West Prussia, Posen, and Upper Silesia. These regions were wracked by political tension and sporadic fighting. The most important Battle was the Battle of Annaberg in 1921.

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Re: German-Polish border troubles

Postby Domen123 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:10 pm

The most important Battle was the Battle of Annaberg in 1921.


From the Polish perspective the most important is the battle at the Olse river, which beginned on 23.05.1921 and lasted until the armistice was signed.
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