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Peace Of Riga
The Peace of Riga, also known as the Treaty of Riga
Riga
(Polish: Traktat Ryski), was signed in Riga
Riga
on 18 March 1921, between Poland, Soviet Russia (acting also on behalf of Soviet Belarus) and Soviet Ukraine. The treaty ended the Polish–Soviet War.[2] The Soviet-Polish borders established by the treaty remained in force until the Second World War. They were later redrawn during the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference.Contents1 Background 2 Negotiations 3 Terms 4 Treaty aftermath 5 Further consequences 6 See also 7 Notes 8 ReferencesBackground[edit] Further information: Polish–Soviet War World War I
World War I
removed former imperial borders across Europe
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Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty
The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Riga, was signed on 11 August 1920 by representatives of the Republic of Latvia
Latvia
and Soviet Russia
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Polish Language
Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages.[8] Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language
Polish language
speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script
Latin script
(ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż)
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Treaty Of Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
[zɡɔˈʐɛlɛt͡s] ( listen) (German: Görlitz, Upper Sorbian: Zhorjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in south-western Poland
Poland
with 32,322 inhabitants (2012). It lies in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the former Jelenia Góra Voivodeship). It is the seat of Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
County, and also of the smaller district of Gmina
Gmina
Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
(although it is not part of the territory of the latter, as the town is an urban gmina in its own right)
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Riga
Riga
Riga
(/ˈriːɡə/; Latvian: Rīga [ˈriːɡa] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 641,481 inhabitants (2016),[3] it is also the largest city in the three Baltic states, home to one third of Latvia's population and one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population.[6] The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava
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Treaty On The Final Settlement With Respect To Germany
The Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany
Germany
(German: Vertrag über die abschließende Regelung in Bezug auf Deutschland), or the Two Plus Four Agreement (German: Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag; short: German Treaty), was negotiated in 1990 between the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
and the German Democratic Republic (the eponymous Two), and the Four Powers which occupied Germany
Germany
at the end of World War II
World War II
in Europe: the French Republic, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States
United States
of America
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Recovered Territories
Recovered Territories
Recovered Territories
(Polish: Ziemie Odzyskane, literally "Regained Lands") was an official term used by the People's Republic of Poland to describe the territory of the former Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
and the parts of pre-war Germany
Germany
that became part of Poland after World War II. The rationale for the term "Recovered" was the Piast Concept that these territories were once part of the traditional Polish homeland. They had been part of, or fiefs of, a Polish state during the medieval Piast
Piast
dynasty. Over the centuries, however, they had become Germanized through the processes of German eastward settlement (Ostsiedlung) and political expansion (Drang nach Osten) and for the most part did not even contain a Polish-speaking minority
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Territorial Evolution Of Germany
The territorial changes of Germany
Germany
include all changes in the borders and territory of Germany
Germany
from its formation in 1871 to the present. Modern Germany
Germany
was formed in 1871 when Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck
unified most of the German states, with the notable exception of Austria, into the German Empire.[1] After the First World War
First World War
Germany
Germany
lost about 10% of its territory to its neighbours and the Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic
was formed. This republic included territories to the east of today's German borders. The period of Nazi rule from the 1930s through the end of the Second World War brought significant territorial losses for the country
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Territorial Changes Of The Baltic States
Territorial changes of the Baltic states
Baltic states
refers to the redrawing of borders of Lithuania, Latvia
Latvia
and Estonia
Estonia
after 1940. The three republics, formerly autonomous regions within the former Russian Empire and before that of former Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth, gained independence in the aftermath of World War I
World War I
and the Russian Revolution of 1917. After a two-front independence war fought against both Bolshevist Russian and Baltic German nationalist forces, the countries concluded peace and border treaties with Soviet Russia
Russia
in 1920. However, with World War II
World War II
and the occupation and annexation of these republics into the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
twenty years after their independence, certain territorial changes were made in favour of the Russian SFSR
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Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
Coordinates: 54°00′00″N 29°00′00″E / 54.0000°N 29.0000°E / 54.0000; 29.0000This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Tehran Conference
The Tehran
Tehran
Conference (codenamed Eureka[1]) was a strategy meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
from 28 November to 1 December 1943, after the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran. It was held in the Soviet Union's embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the first of the World War II
World War II
conferences of the "Big Three" Allied leaders (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom). It closely followed the Cairo Conference
Cairo Conference
which had taken place on 22–26 November 1943, and preceded the 1945 Yalta and Potsdam conferences. Although the three leaders arrived with differing objectives, the main outcome of the Tehran
Tehran
Conference was the Western Allies' commitment to open a second front against Nazi Germany
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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Partitions Of Poland
The Partitions of Poland[nb 1] were three partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
that took place towards the end of the 18th century and ended the existence of the state, resulting in the elimination of sovereign Poland
Poland
and Lithuania
Lithuania
for 123 years. The partitions were conducted by Habsburg Austria, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Russian Empire, which divided up the Commonwealth lands among themselves progressively in the process of territorial seizures and annexations.[1][2][3][4] The First Partition of Poland
Poland
was decided on August 5, 1772. Two decades later, Russian and Prussian troops entered the Commonwealth again and the Second Partition was signed on January 23, 1793. Austria did not participate in the Second Partition
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Józef Piłsudski
Józef Klemens Piłsudski[a] (Polish: [ˈjuzɛf ˈklɛmɛns pʲiwˈsutskʲi] ( listen); 5 December 1867 – 12 May 1935) was a Polish statesman; he was Chief of State (1918–22), "First Marshal
Marshal
of Poland" (from 1920), and de facto leader (1926–35) of the Second Polish Republic
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Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after 1791 the Commonwealth of Poland, was a dualistic state, a bi-confederation of Poland
Poland
and Lithuania
Lithuania
ruled by a common monarch, who was both the King of Poland
Poland
and the Grand Duke
Duke
of Lithuania. It was one of the largest[2][3] and most populous countries of 16th- and 17th-century Europe
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League Of Nations
The League of Nations
League of Nations
(abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations [la sɔsjete de nɑsjɔ̃] abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War
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