The Polish – Soviet confrontation in 1956 and the attempted Soviet military intervention in Poland

  title={The Polish – Soviet confrontation in 1956 and the attempted Soviet military intervention in Poland},
  author={Krzysztof Persak},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1285 - 1310}
In 1956, a deep political crisis developed in Poland. The power elite was paralysed by internal conflicts and public feelings were strongly anti-Soviet. The Kremlin viewed this situation with concern. On 19 October, the Soviet leadership sent a top-level delegation to Warsaw to prevent changes in the Politburo which they feared might lead to Poland's secession from the Soviet bloc. Simultaneously, Soviet troops located in Poland started an advance towards Warsaw. After the dramatic talks… Expand
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