Constructing the Past


This paper is principally concerned with explaining the causes, course, and outcome of the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921. It provides a background of the reasoning behind both camps’ geo-political motivations leading up to the conflict. Although the background of the conflict is largely explored by this paper, some basic understanding of the situation is assumed. The paper goes on to describe the major events of the conflict and its results, with a strong emphasis on the Battle of Warsaw. Finally, the paper provides a narrative as to how the conflict influenced the foreign policies of both nations during the interwar era.