Poland and the Western Powers 1938-1938: A Study in the Interdependence of Eastern and Western Europe

© 1968

This study has two objectives. The first is to explain the nature and historical roots of the problems facing Polish foreign policy in 1938–39 and the manner in which they were approached by the men who shaped and directed Polish diplomacy. The second is to illustrate the political interdependence in these years of Eastern and Western Europe. This interdependence hinged on the German problem. The attitude of France and Britain towards Poland and Eastern Europe as a whole was primarily a reflection of their policy towards Germany; at the same time, this policy was the decisive factor in the individual reactions of Germany's eastern neighbours to the threat of resurgent German power.

As far as Poland was concerned, she not only had to strive to avert the danger of German revisionism, the realization of which would have made her a vassal of Berlin, but she also had to consider the possibility of Soviet expansion at her expense. This study is, however, primarily concerned with Polish attempts to obtain security with regard to Germany and, in the period in question, this was the main objective of Polish diplomacy. 

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
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This study has two objectives. The first is to explain the nature and historical roots of the problems facing Polish foreign policy in 1938-39 and the manner in which they were approached. The second is to illustrate the political interdependence in these years of Eastern and Western Europe.

Poland and the Western Powers 1938-1938: A Study in the Interdependence of Eastern and Western Europe

© 1968

This study has two objectives. The first is to explain the nature and historical roots of the problems facing Polish foreign policy in 1938–39 and the manner in which they were approached by the men who shaped and directed Polish diplomacy. The second is to illustrate the political interdependence in these years of Eastern and Western Europe. This interdependence hinged on the German problem. The attitude of France and Britain towards Poland and Eastern Europe as a whole was primarily a reflection of their policy towards Germany; at the same time, this policy was the decisive factor in the individual reactions of Germany's eastern neighbours to the threat of resurgent German power.

As far as Poland was concerned, she not only had to strive to avert the danger of German revisionism, the realization of which would have made her a vassal of Berlin, but she also had to consider the possibility of Soviet expansion at her expense. This study is, however, primarily concerned with Polish attempts to obtain security with regard to Germany and, in the period in question, this was the main objective of Polish diplomacy. 

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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
  • Author Information

    Anna M. Cienciala (1929-2014) taught at the Universities of Ottawa and Toronto, and was a professor emerita in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.