Partitions of Poland

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Title

Partitions of Poland

Subject

Poland, part 2

Description

The Three Partitions of Poland took place in 1772, 1793 and 1795. These partitions erased an independent Poland from the world map for over one hundred years, dividing Polish territory up between Russia, Austria and Prussia. From the Russian perspective, Poland needed to be absorbed into Russia because, at this time, Poland was undergoing a process of national reform and democratization that threatened Russian power. The Three Partitions greatly increased Russian influence in the context of Eurasia.

Note that the borders shown on our map correspond to the borders of 1750, not the modern-day Polish borders.

Creator

Group 2

Source

Congress, Library of. Ed. Glenn E. Curtis. "Poland: Historical Setting." About.com: Medieval History. About.com, 2014. Web. 8 Feb. 2014.
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Date

1772-1795

Event Item Type Metadata

Duration

23 years

Event Type

Partition
Annexation

Participants

Russia
Poland
Austria
Prussia

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