Poland / What do we teach about our neighbours?

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  • 1. Our neighbours – nasi sąsiedzi The Polish history lessons about our neighbours today and in the past
  • 2. The Germans
    • One Millenium between peace and war
    • Essential civilizatory role of the German s , medieval colonization
    • The black and white legend – German Knights
    • Partition time – Prussian Drawbacks and Austrian Benefits
    • 20th century - The Time of Hate and Conciliation
    • The Myth of Drive towards the East – Drang nach Osten
  • 3. The Russians
    • The true origins – Muscovy under Tartar Domination and the bloody Ivan the Terrible
    • The Time of Troubles -Polish Intervention
    • The new power is arosen – Peter the Great Russian Empire
    • Russia as a Partition Power
    • Time of revolution and Soviet Empire
    • Poland as victim of Hitler – Stalin Pact (Stab – in the back)
    • The fall of Soviet empire
  • 4. Ukrainians
    • Kievan Rus as an ancestor of modern Ukraine later a part of the Polish – Lithuanian Commonwealth
    • Rise of the Chmielnitsky – Cossacks (attrocities underlined)
    • National Awaking in the 19.ct, made possible by Austrian autonomy
    • Western Ukraine or Eastgalicia – the Polih periode
    • Mass starving in the East Ukraine (1930)
    • The tragedy of Volhynia misused for political results
    • The Intependent Ukrainian State
  • 5. Scandinavians
    • The Polish – Swedisch succession war and Swedish deluge
    • The heroical fight of Finnland against Soviet invaders
  • 6. Hungarians
    • Polish , Hungarian (are) two good friends, they fight and drink their wine together” .
    • The similiarities of the national history
    • (Baptism at the same time, common fight against Turks, Austrians and Russians)
  • 7. Baltic people (Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians)
    • The Union of Poland and Lithuania 1385
    • The Anexion parts of Latvia (Latgalia, and Kurland as a polish fief in Treaty of Vilnius)
    • Independence time between two wars
    • Independence after Fall of the Sovietunion ,
  • 8. Tchehs
    • The wars and struggles with Bohemian Kingdom in the Middle age about Silesia
    • The Reformation Time (John Hus)
    • The Thirty Yers War and its Bohemian Period
    • (Defenestration and the Battle at the White Mount
    • Czechoslovakia between wars (the only democratic country in the Middle Europe)
    • Munich conference and Partitions of Czechoslovakia
    • Czechoslovakia as a part of Outer Empire of Soviet Union nad Sovoet Intervention’68, Velevet Revolution