Settlement and sustainability in the Polish Sudetes

  title={Settlement and sustainability in the Polish Sudetes},
  author={Lesław Czetwertynski-Sytnik and E Kozioł and K. R. Mazurski},
The paper summarises the history of human settlement in the Sudetes from the Bronze Age. A more intensive stage was reached in the Middle Ages when settlers from the west established new villages deep in the mountain valleys. By the beginning of the 20th century the Sudetes were already overpopulated but after a near-complete ethnic replacement from a German to a Polish population in 1945–8, population continued to grow until the 1980s. However, the economic system was hardly sustainable by… 
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