AMERICAN POLISH COUNCIL of LONG ISLAND
1918    100 Years  Restoration of Poland's Independance      2018
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1918 was an important convergence of history and nations.
It was the time at which World War I was drawn to an end,
Many empires were dissolved and the balance of power in the world drastically changed.
In Poland Roman Demoski and Ignacy Paderewski prevailed in the Paris peace talks in Versailles
assuring the reestablishment of the Polish Nation as a free and independent sovereign state.
On January 8, 1918 President Woodrow Wilson outlined to congress his fourteen points of peace which included the establishment of a free Poland.
Upon termination of the war Jozef Pilsudski who was imprisoned by the Germans was returned to Poland
at which point he assumed the position of leadership of a free and independent Poland.
excerpt from "Pagans to Saints 11/11/16"

January 8, 1918

President Woodrow Wilson gave an address
containing an outline of peace terms to end the four-year-old war.
The Fourteen Points outlined in his speech caught the world's attention,
raising hopes for a just resolution to "the culminating and final war for human liberty."

in those points was the thirteenth point
one that has shaped the world we live in now
 
 13. An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.
 
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