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National Democratic Camp of the Former Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its Attitudes towards War, Peace and Independence during World War I
National Democratic Camp of the Former Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its Attitudes towards War, Peace and Independence during World War I

Author(s): Przemysław Dąbrowski
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: National Democratic; nationalist periodicals; peace; independence; World War I.

Summary/Abstract: The Polish people living in Lithuanian and Belarusian lands had ambivalent feelings about the breakout of World War I in August 1914. The war instilled fear and anxiety, but it also aroused hopes and expectations. Many people were well aware of the cruelty that military activities involved, yet he believed that the Polish nation would politically benefit from the conflict rather than fall its economic prey. Nationalist periodicals demanded all the people who could contribute to the common good to stay in the country and fulfill their civic duty. A large number of representatives of the National Democratic, propounded to all the people in the lands of former Grand Duchy of Lithuania, regardless of their nationality, education or creed, joining their forces and demonstrating solidarity. Claimed that only real danger can motivate a nation to display the moral value of an individual and society as a whole.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 112-115
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English