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Poland, the United States, and the Stabilization of Europe, 1919-1933

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In the eyes of the world, no European country appeared more vulnerable to its enemies or less likely to establish peace with them than inter-war Poland. This is the first full-length study of relations between Poland and the U.S. following World War I, as Poland turned to America to buttress its precarious position. Pease lucidly examines how Polish leaders of the 1920s, d ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1986)
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Pete Sikora
Dec 06, 2008 Pete Sikora rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history buffs, anyone interested in Polish history
It's a seinfeld history book: all about nothing, because there wasn't much in the way of actual stabilization, as the book makes clear. Yet the nothing nicely illuminates the inter-war period politics in both countries.

Reading a very specific, well-written history like this one shows how the broader trends impacted everything - in this case, Poland. By examining the relationship between the 2 countries, we learn a lot about the Polish interwar government(s).

The U.S. was pulling back from Europe
Alan C
Jan 17, 2016 Alan C rated it really liked it
Shelves: poland, history
A concise review of the political wrangling and financial haggling that surrounded the re-birth of the independent Polish state in the years following World War One until the Great Depression in the early 1930's. Also an insight on the characters who played the pivotal roles. I can't help but wonder if the US had been allowed to take a more dominant role in Polish financial affairs in those early years and had invested vast amounts of capital, would it have made a difference to Nazi and Soviet t ...more
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