Intervention in Russia
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 power.
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 Russia.
invades Poland. Poland defeated and Polish King Ladislas renounces
claims to Russian throne and recognizes Czar Michael as Russian
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 Russo-Polish
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
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 (1905–1907)
-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 1907.
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 Union.
-(August 22-29, 1919)--Polish uprising against Lithuania .
Rebels were supported by the Polish Army.
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.
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