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From the Wikipedia article on Poland in the Early Middle Ages: Under duke Mieszko I of the Piast dynasty, the expanded Polan territory was converted to Christianity in 966, which is generally regarded the birth of the Polish state. The contemporary names of the realm, "Mieszko's state" or "Gniezno state", were dropped soon afterwards in ...


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Bunzlau is now in Poland and called Bolesławiec. Back then it was in Silesia, thus Prussia and therefore in Germany. The photographer is given as "Otto Scholz", a German, not a Polish name, just as the address given is decidedly not Polish. His studio is given as: Fotografische Anstalt, vormals Ed. Scholz & Söhne in Bunzlau und Görlitz ...


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Not Austria, Prussia received the 'best share' in the end. It's not about size. Neither population nor territorial size. It's purely location, location, location. In terms of strategic positioning. It was most strategically important for Prussia itself, and a long standing goal, not just a 'border correction', but arrondisement and strategic importance. For ...


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It is important to understand why Maria Theresa protested Austrian involvement. It wasn't that she didn't want Austria to succeed over her neighbours, but rather in her mind it was immoral of them to cut apart another God-given crown (and especially one which had saved Austria herself from the Ottoman threat only a century previously). Maria Theresa ...


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