Strategy of the Polish policy in the final phase of the Second world war


  • L. P. Shvab Ukrainka eastern european national university
Keywords: geopolitics, spheres of influence, anti-Hitler rebellion, military and political cooperation, eastern front, diplomacy, Soviet and Polish relations, legitimacy

Abstract

The problems of strategy formation of the Polish government, which was in emigration, during the Second World War in the period of the eastern front approaching to the Polish borders, are found out in the article. The author confirms that the success of the Red Army made London government to rise a question about the Polish eastern border and legitimacy of London government on the liberated territories. Both questions did not have the solution in the way of traditional Polish policy. Joseph Stalin expected concession in the issue of the eastern border instead of loyalty to the London government. But Polish government did not accept accomplished facts. The ambassadors Stanislav Kot, later Tadeush Romer negotiated and insisted on returning of the western Ukrainian and Byelorussian lands. They proposed military cooperation with the Polish Home Army, which supposed to be strong enough for diversionary acts. After the battle of Stalingrad victory and that resonance, which it had made in the world, Stalin refused from such cooperation, he thought that Poland was too weak partner. Stalin continued the escalation of the relations, he consciously stopped all diplomatic relations, flatly refused to continue discussion about borders and changed the way of discussion about the legitimacy of the authentic authority in Poland.

Author Biography

L. P. Shvab, Ukrainka eastern european national university
PhD in historical science, associate professor

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Published
2014-09-15
How to Cite
Shvab, L. (2014). Strategy of the Polish policy in the final phase of the Second world war. Grani, 17(10), 126-133. Retrieved from https://grani.org.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/729
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HISTORY