Modules for History Lessons
Edited By Uta Fenske, Daniel Groth, Klaus-Michael Guse and Bärbel P. Kuhn
German Colonial Policy in Greater Poland (19th and 20th Centuries)
Introduction to the Module
In the 18th century Poland was partitioned among the powers Russia, Austria and Prussia. Besides territorial desires, the republican political system of Poland also played a major role for the partitions on the part of the absolutist governed neighbouring states. The Poles never came to terms with the foreign rule and there were numerous attempts to overcome it.
The situation in the Prussian annexed territory changed considerably with the establishment of the German Empire in 1871 and the formation of a nation state. The Poles were to assimilate as German citizens, i.e. to adopt the German language and culture – and, along with it, the Protestant religion.
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