In the early 20th century, Poland was split between Russia, Austria-Hungary and Germany. However, clear borders of the “country” did not exist.
When the country was finally re-created after the Great War, it was extremely tough to put definitive borders in place, which led to war with almost all of its neighbours:
A de-facto war with Germany (the “Silesian Uprisings”)
And finally, a war with Ukraine.
Thus, the borders of the Second Polish Republic were created with wars, rather than based on the principles of self-determination, where regions, which considered themselves as part of Poland, joined.
Exactly what lands did the Polish nationalists claim in 1914, before the utopia of a newborn Polish state had to clash with reality?
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