Intervention in Russia (1605-1609)-Polish
took advantage of Russia's "Time of Troubles" to
intervene militarily in Russia.
(1608)-A Polish army, allied with 45,000 Cossacks,
defeated the forces of Basil Shuisky.
of Chadyuka River
--Poles again defeat Basil Shuisky and bring
another pretender to the Russian throne to
intervention in Russia in support of Russian political
factions ends as King Sigismund III of Poland claims the
Russian throne for himself and declares war on
invades Poland. Poland defeated and Polish King Ladislas
renounces claims to Russian throne and recognizes Czar
Michael as Russian king.
Uprising in Ukraine Against Poland
leader Bogdan Chmielnicki led an bloody war against
Polish rule in Ukraine. His rebel force also included
Ukrainian peasants and he was allied to the Tartar Khan
in the Crimea, who supplied troops to fight the Poles.
The war expanded to include Russia in 1654 with the
Treaty of Pereiaslavl, in which the Cossacks ceded
sovereignty over Ukraine to Russia. This caused a new
War (1654-1656) -Taking
advantage of Poland's involvement in the Ukraine and its
troubles with the Cossacks, Russia under Czar Alex
attacks Poland. The war ends as Poland's ally, the
Crimean Tarters, intervene against the Russians in the
Ukraine, defeating the Cossacks, and forcing the Russians
to withdraw. War ends with the three-year Truce of
an unsuccessful war against Sweden (and a three-year
truce with Stockholm), Russia renews its old war against
Poland by invading Lithuania. The Poles were again
assisted by the Crimean Tartars. The war ended with
Poland and Russia dividing Ukraine between them in the
Treaty of Andrusovo.
-Polish uprising against Russian rule. Russia
defeated the rebels.
known as the November
Poland rebelled and was crushed. Inspired by
Polish Revolution [Also
known as the
rebels waged a mostly guerrilla war against Russian rule.
Revolution in Poland (19051907)
-Poles participated in the anti-Czarist 1905 Russian
Revolution. Czarist forces retained power throughout the
Russian Empire. Polish unrest, largely in the form of
industiral worker strikes, continued into
War I (1914-1918)--Last
war of the Hapsburg Empire, Russian, and German (Second
Reich) Empire, all of whom had gained territory at the
expense of Poland over the past 150 years or so. At the
conclusion of World War One, all three of these empires
ended, with territory taken from each to form several
new, independent nations, including a reconstituted
Poland. Much of the fighting on the Eastern Front took
place on Polish soil, with Polish conscripts forced to
fight on both sides.
war between Poland and Russia/The Soviet
-(August 22-29, 1919)--Polish uprising against
Lithuania . Rebels were supported by the Polish
German Invasion of Poland
(September 1, 1939-October 6, 1939)--Germany
invaded Poland on September 1, and Britain, France, and
Canada, declared war on Germany on September 3. The
Soviet Union joined the war on Germany's side on
September 17, with the Soviet
Invasion of Poland from the east. The German
Invasion of Poland (called Operation Case
White/Unternehmen Fall Weiss by the Germans), marks the
beginning of World War Two in Europe. (NOTE: World War
Two in Asia is generally considered to have begun with
the Japanese Invasion of China in 1937)
(1956)--Polish uprising against Soviet domination.