The Struggle for Upper Silesia, 1919-1922

  title={The Struggle for Upper Silesia, 1919-1922},
  author={F. Gregory Campbell},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={361 - 385}
  • F. G. Campbell
  • Published 1 September 1970
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Modern History
At the junction of Central Europe's three old empires lay one of the richest mineral and industrial areas of the continent. A territory of some 4,000 square miles, Upper Silesia was ruled by Austria and Prussia throughout modern history. The northern sections and the area west of the Oder River were exclusively agricultural, and inhabited largely by Germans. In the extreme southeastern corner of Upper Silesia, Polish peasants tilled the estates of German magnates. Lying between the German and… 
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