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Silesians
Silesians
Silesians
(Silesian: Ślůnzoki; Silesian German: Schläsinger; Polish: Ślązacy; Czech: Slezané; German: Schlesier) are the inhabitants of Silesia, a historical region in Central Europe
Central Europe
divided by the current national boundaries of Poland, Germany
Germany
and the Czech Republic. This central European ethno-linguistic group should not be confused with German Silesians
Silesians
and their descendants who inhabited both Upper and Lower Silesia
Silesia
until their expulsion in 1945–47. Today, Silesians
Silesians
inhabiting Poland
Poland
are considered to belong to a Polish ethnographic group, and they speak a dialect of Polish
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Nationality
Nationality
Nationality
is a legal relationship between an individual person and a state.[1] Nationality
Nationality
affords the state jurisdiction over the person and affords the person the protection of the state. What these rights and duties are varies from state to state.[2] By custom and international conventions, it is the right of each state to determine who its nationals are.[3] Such determinations are part of nationality law. In some cases, determinations of nationality are also governed by public international law—for example, by treaties on statelessness and the European Convention on Nationality. Nationality
Nationality
differs technically and legally from citizenship, which is a different legal relationship between a person and a country. The noun national can include both citizens and non-citizens
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Boii
The Boii
Boii
(Latin plural, singular Boius; Ancient Greek: Βόιοι) were a Gallic tribe of the later Iron Age, attested at various times in Cisalpine Gaul
Cisalpine Gaul
(northern Italy), Pannonia
Pannonia
( Hungary
Hungary
and its western neighbours), parts of Bavaria, in and around Bohemia
Bohemia
(after whom the region is named in most languages; comprising the bulk of the Czech Republic), and Gallia Narbonensis. In addition the archaeological evidence indicates that in the 2nd century BC Celts
Celts
expanded from Bohemia
Bohemia
through the Kłodzko Valley
Kłodzko Valley
into Silesia, now part of Poland and the Czech Republic.[1] They first appear in history in connection with the Gallic invasion of north Italy, 390 BC, when they made the Etruscan city of Felsina their new capital, Bononia (Bologna)
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Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia[1] (/ˌtʃɛkoʊsloʊˈvækiə, -kə-, -slə-, -ˈvɑː-/;[2][3] Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko[4][5]), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Slovakia
on 1 January 1993. From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued to operate. From 1948 to 1990, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
was part of the Soviet bloc with a command economy. Its economic status was formalized in membership of Comecon
Comecon
from 1949 and its defense status in the Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
of May 1955
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German Occupation Of Poland
German(s) may refer to: The German language, mainly spoken in Central Europe Something derived from or related to GermanyGermans, an ethnic group A citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany, or any political predecessor (or part of it), under German
German
nationality law(historically) Something derived from or related to Germania
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Nazi
National Socialism
Socialism
(German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism
Nazism
(/ˈnɑːtsi.ɪzəm, ˈnæt-/),[1] is the ideology and practices associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in Nazi Germany and of other far-right groups with similar aims
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Cieszyn
Cieszyn
Cieszyn
[ˈt͡ɕɛʂɨn] ( listen) (Czech: Těšín, German: Teschen, Yiddish: טעשין‎, Teschin, Latin: Tessin) is a border-town in southern Poland
Poland
on the east bank of the Olza River, and the administrative seat of Cieszyn
Cieszyn
County, Silesian Voivodeship. The town has about 36,100 inhabitants (as of 2013[update]), and lies opposite Český Těšín
Český Těšín
in the Czech Republic's Karviná
Karviná
District, Moravian-Silesian Region
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World War II
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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Zabrze
Zabrze
Zabrze
(/ˈzɑːbʒeɪ/; Polish pronunciation: [ˈzabʐɛ] ( listen); German: 1915–1945: Hindenburg O.S., full form: Hindenburg in Oberschlesien, 1905–1915: Zabrze, Silesian: Zobrze) is a city in Silesia
Silesia
in southern Poland, near Katowice. The west district of the Silesian Metropolis, a metropolis with a population of around 2 million. It is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Bytomka River, a tributary of the Oder. Zabrze
Zabrze
is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship
Silesian Voivodeship
which was reformulated in 1999. Prior to 1999 it was situated in Katowice
Katowice
Voivodeship
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Strzelce County
Strzelce County
Strzelce County
(Polish: powiat strzelecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Opole
Opole
Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms
Polish local government reforms
passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Strzelce Opolskie, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) south-east of the regional capital Opole. The county contains four other towns: Zawadzkie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Kolonowskie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Leśnica, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Strzelce Opolskie, and Ujazd, 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Strzelce Opolskie. The county covers an area of 744.28 square kilometres (287.4 sq mi)
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Celts
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle Dnieper Bronze
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Bohemia
Coordinates: 50°N 15°E / 50°N 15°E / 50; 15This 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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Nation
A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture
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Bavaria
Anthem: Bayernhymne  (German) "Hymn of Bavaria"Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 11°25′52″E / 48.77750°N 11.43111°E / 48.77750; 11.43111Country GermanyCapital MunichGovernment • Body Landtag of Bavaria • Minister-President Markus Söder
Markus Söder
(CSU – Christian Social Union of Bavaria) • Governing party CSU • Bundesrat votes 6 (of 69)Area • Total 70,550.19 km2 (27,239.58 sq mi)Population (2016-12-31)[1
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Germanic Peoples
The Germanic peoples
Germanic peoples
(also called Teutonic, Suebian, or Gothic in older literature) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group of Northern European origin.[1] They are identified by their use of Germanic languages, which diversified out of Proto-Germanic
Proto-Germanic
during the Pre-Roman Iron Age.[2] The term "Germanic" originated in classical times when groups of tribes living in Lower, Upper, and Greater Germania
Germania
were referred to using this label by Roman scribes. The Roman use of the term "Germanic" was not necessarily based upon language, but referred to the tribal groups and alliances that lived in the regions of modern-day Luxembourg, Belgium, Northern France, Alsace, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Germany, and which were considered less civilized and more physically hardened than the Celtic Gauls
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Vandals
The Vandals, a large East Germanic tribe or group of tribes, first appear in history inhabiting present-day southern Poland, but some later moved in large numbers, including most notably the group which successively established kingdoms in Spain and then North Africa
North Africa
in the 5th century.[1] Scholars believe that the Vandals
Vandals
migrated from southern Scandinavia to the area between the lower Oder
Oder
and Vistula
Vistula
rivers during the 2nd century BC and settled in Silesia
Silesia
from around 120 BC.[2][3][4] They are associated with the Przeworsk culture
Przeworsk culture
and were possibly the same people as the Lugii
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