How did the Soviets Lose to Poland? (1919-1921) | Animated History

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Davies, Norman, White Eagle, Red Star; The Polish-Soviet War, 1919-20, London, Macdonald and Co., 1972
Fiddick, Thomas, Russia’s Retreat from Poland, 1920; From Permanent Revolution to Peaceful Coexistence, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1990
-‘The “Miracle of the Vistula”: Soviet Policy versus Red Army Strategy’, The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 45, No. 4, Dec. 1973, pp 626-643
Glantz, David M., The Military Strategy of the Soviet Union, A History, Portland, Oregon: Frank Cass, 1992
Higham, Robin and Kagan, Frederick W. (eds.), The Military History of the Soviet Union, New York, New York: Palgrave, 2002
Wandycz, Piotr S., ‘France and the Polish-Soviet War, 1919-1920’, The Polish Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2017, pp 3-15
Watt, Richard M., Bitter Glory; Poland and Its Fate 1918 to 1939, New York, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979
Zamoyski, Adam, Warsaw 1920; Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe, London: Harper Collins, 2008
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • well, is it ok, that Poland was actually an agressor at that war, occupied territories of independed states including Vilnius, wich was returned to Lithuania only in 1938 as a Soivet Troyan horse? But people anyway prise Poland. Btw in 1939 USSR occupied the territories of Poland wich were occupied by Poland in 1920 from Soviet Ukraine and Belarus. I can't approve Soivet aggression, but as a matter of fact, it was a consequence of Polish expansion and aggression in 1920.

      ГАМЕЛАНГАМЕЛАН8 gün önce
    • I'm Polish and it's spelled: Józef Piłsudski Just forr those that are curious.

      Eagleseyesniper's TutorialsEagleseyesniper's Tutorials3 aylar önce
    • Do it right or dont do it at ALL

      Van KinobisVan Kinobis5 aylar önce
    • Why you show Lithuanian land as bolsevics captured it? you should do serouse researth Poland and Lithuania was at war to at the same time non fucking bolsevics came in Lithuania they all was pushed out your history strongly missing reality seemse most fact came from your imagination and wiki.

      Van KinobisVan Kinobis5 aylar önce
    • If you like David and Goliat stories check the Battle of Kirholm!

      ThePawciosThePawcios5 aylar önce
  • We shouldn't forget that american movie director Merian C. Cooper took part in that war by polish side. Greetings from PL.

    Rafał KRafał K4 saatler önce
  • Poland may have the worst neighbors, but remember, it took both of them to take him down.

    lol koolkidlol koolkidGün önce
  • Rip if only the soviets had won

    Mark CangilaMark Cangila4 gün önce
  • I’m part polish so it’s nice to see Poland win a war

    Godzilla 1954Godzilla 19544 gün önce
  • If Poland lost that battle there would be no Europe but Russia

    VeroVero8 gün önce
  • Uh soviet union still not formed yet

    DESTINYSODDESTINYSOD9 gün önce
  • God. AMDG!

    Bryson StevensBryson Stevens12 gün önce
  • The only thing Hitler had to do was get Poland on his side

    Cash BlackCash Black12 gün önce
  • We all would be doing carpet yoga if Poles wouldn’t save Europe

    MrFriko22MrFriko2213 gün önce
  • Simple answer: The Polish had God on their side

    Latino GroyperLatino Groyper20 gün önce
  • Poland stronk

    Czech EmpireCzech Empire24 gün önce
  • 7:08 Then the winged Hussars arrived!

    Firespectre Gaming&MappingFirespectre Gaming&Mapping29 gün önce
  • Free m22 locust tank using the link? Skrew the video I'm playing world of tanks

    Soviet SoldatSoviet SoldatAylar önce
  • Can you just shut the hell up we dont want people to know

    Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAylar önce
  • Piłsudski ran out from Warsaw. He was a socialist coward. You making video from wikipedia source or what? You miss many important things. It's not a historical thing.

    Uk4zu GamesUk4zu GamesAylar önce
  • POLAND WAS THE AGGRESSOR!!!!! ARE YOU FUCKING BLIND?!

    Гео ДудГео ДудAylar önce
  • But.... Poland attacked Russia... It wasnt a "Last stand". Poland tried to conquer Ukraine and Belarus... Why arent you talking about this?????

    Гео ДудГео ДудAylar önce
  • We can't forget Hungarian help too.

    Przemysław FrankowskiPrzemysław FrankowskiAylar önce
  • Poles started that war.

    BoyarBoyarAylar önce
  • Hey you left out the American pilots that helped the Polish win the war.

    Sapper TSapper TAylar önce
  • When will Poland go for Berlin and capture the Merkelbunker? I think most of Europe would join in on that one.

    Adam RawnAdam RawnAylar önce
  • trvision.net/detail/video-aGHf0tUeckA.html

    Midnight RiddleMidnight RiddleAylar önce
  • Thought I am playing HOI4 somehow.

    Frost KeithFrost KeithAylar önce
  • Your content is great, sadly your constant ads and product placement got very annoying.

    HaiderHaiderAylar önce
  • Have only a reason, STALIN TREASON TUJAVESKI

    Ignacio Muñoz DiazIgnacio Muñoz DiazAylar önce
  • Long live Poland!

    Carlos ValenzuelaCarlos ValenzuelaAylar önce
  • "and eventual ice pick repository". I liked that.

    James RosaJames RosaAylar önce
  • Is so basic that I need to unlike it.

    Piotr PopekPiotr PopekAylar önce
  • Soviet performance in this war must have cemented idea of Operation Barbarossa.

    Mandar BhideMandar BhideAylar önce
  • So they had 300,000 to begin with then each flanking army is made up of 300,000? Where did the other 300,000 come from? This guy seems to go back on his sources alot

    doug dickereddoug dickeredAylar önce
  • And then they got crushed in 1939

    Liam JohnsLiam JohnsAylar önce
    • And got free in 1991

      Das Welt AutoDas Welt AutoAylar önce
  • Me: Making an comment about poland Poles: **Its a free real estate**

    NothingNothingAylar önce
  • In 1919 and early 1920’s, Poland was not alone in fighting Soviet Union. The Romanian Army carried its own successful battles with the Red Army. These battles were smaller than those happening in Poland. In 1919-1921, when Hungary was led by a Communist government, Soviet Union saw a golden opportunity to use this situation to spread Communism in all Eastern Europe, hoping to enter in Austria as well. Romania, Poland and the Slovaks successfully collaborated to cut the help of Soviet Union for the Communist government of Hungary. In 1921 a big counterattack of the Romanian Army resulted in occupation of Hungary and its capital Budapest. That ended the Soviet style leadership of Hungary. In 1920's, in regard to supplies of foreign military equipment to Poland, the maritime way was hindered by the Weimar Republic and the land access was cut by both Weimar Republic and Soviet Union. In 1920's Poland could receive the weaponry ordered in France and Great Britain only through Romania, using the Romanian harbor of Constanța.

    FlorinSutuFlorinSutuAylar önce
  • Thanks, good video

    Jason HarryJason HarryAylar önce
  • Great video! I'm especially greatful for mentioned 07:28 that in September 1939 Poland was invaded *BOTH* by *Germany* and *the Soviet Union* ...It wasn't only Germans, who attacked on September 01 - the Russians did the same on Sept 17.

    Daroslaw ToorekDaroslaw ToorekAylar önce
  • Good red is a dead one.

    Radek ,Radek ,Aylar önce
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    SmokyblackeyesSmokyblackeyes2 aylar önce
  • Plot twist Soviet won 1945 every axis powers Glory to communism

    Risk DubzRisk Dubz2 aylar önce
  • Greetings to Russia from Germany! Next time we will not spare a single kielbasa eater!

    Rom KoRom Ko2 aylar önce
  • OMG I am enthusiastic about history but I just learned that 😯😯😯

    yaser khalidyaser khalid2 aylar önce
  • Russia is only good at barely not losing.

    Xingthe RubiconXingthe Rubicon2 aylar önce
  • Bolszewika Goń Goń Goń!

    WronislavWronislav2 aylar önce
  • It's because you never make a Polish man mad

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  • 25 years later : let's test communist

    mohammedpilote669 haddadmohammedpilote669 haddad2 aylar önce
  • wow Poland seems to always show up at the right time to help out Europe once more

    Bible BoyBible Boy2 aylar önce
  • Soviets may have lost that round but they came back and destroyed poland during the split of poland between Germany and Russia

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  • Polish power 🇵🇱🤷‍♂️

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  • Tukhachevsky was a Soviet traitor who only had alliances to Trotsky.

    Nolan ZuchiniNolan Zuchini2 aylar önce
  • Do War of 1812!

    Nicholas OngNicholas Ong2 aylar önce
  • Piłsudski = Pi (like picture) w (like window) s (like stop) u (like ultra) d (like door) and ski (like ski)

    Zyndram Z MaszkowaZyndram Z Maszkowa2 aylar önce
    • @Mikolaj Kornacki Must English person read both and we will compare... Proper in Polish is ł and d not l and t so...

      Zyndram Z MaszkowaZyndram Z Maszkowa2 aylar önce
  • Best polska

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  • Top 10 anime battles

    Filip LeszczyńskiFilip Leszczyński2 aylar önce
  • They lost because they were poor and not enough guns or planes.

    Gino SilveraGino Silvera2 aylar önce
  • They lose bacause they was not fighting only poland and because there were disaster in whole country caused by years of talentless ruling

    Максим СалтыковМаксим Салтыков2 aylar önce
  • I recall visiting Poland and it seemed that TV was almost always carrying a film or documentary about the Polish/Russian war or Civil War or general inter-war warring period.

    Paul KachurPaul Kachur2 aylar önce
  • No fue desde 1919-1920??

    J SoldierJ Soldier2 aylar önce
  • I'm so proud of my polish ancestors

    randy laheyrandy lahey2 aylar önce
  • Because Stalin was a pussy

    El ForeignerEl Foreigner2 aylar önce
  • Greetings from 🇮🇳🤝🇵🇱🤝🇷🇺

    Midhun ManuMidhun Manu2 aylar önce
  • Tsar That's it

    KunnoChaKunnoCha2 aylar önce
  • . . . later in 1945 Churchill and Roosavelt gave all of Poland and 10 other European contries to Stalin.

    Dream DictionDream Diction2 aylar önce
  • Not agree they loose because Poland was invaded and don’t gained soviet territories. Poland gained only some years of peace.

    A AlbA Alb2 aylar önce
  • Poland is still the one country that can successfully fight against Russia. France failed. Germany failed. Turkey failed. Just Poland

    JWil42JWil422 aylar önce
  • I think The Battle of Komarow was biggest Polish victory. Check it out.

    Piotr KusekPiotr Kusek2 aylar önce
  • Both my great grandfathers fought in that battle. The whole nation was summoned and urged to fight the bolsheviks. Ordinary civilians turned in with pride ready to defend our nation till death.

    Justyna GorkaJustyna Gorka2 aylar önce
  • Damn shame the screwed it up, if they had gone th the border and waited they could have taken Poland at their leisure later.

    fuckfannyfiddlefartfuckfannyfiddlefart2 aylar önce
  • it took the Soviets til 1941 to finally become good at war. And why it took so long I shall never know (well, i mean they were good in the Russian civil war.. but that's honestly where it ends until the successful defense of Moscow)

    The YangemThe Yangem2 aylar önce
    • @Richard Harris the Soviets only needed some fuel for their airforce because the Germans bombed their refineries and they didn't see it as worth it to rebuild them when the Americans could just ship some over. And only trucks and trains were truly needed from the Americans for the USSR's war effort. Basically every single other piece of equipment was USSR made (basically every soldier was equipped with Uniforms made in the USSR, ate food grown in the USSR [after Ukraine was liberated], drank alcohol distilled in the USSR, had a PPSh made in the USSR, and frequently rode on tanks made in the USSR while Artillery made in the USSR shelled the enemy and Aircraft made in the USSR flew overhead)

      The YangemThe Yangem2 aylar önce
    • In 1941 and shortly after.....Russia became good at war......once the US made large shipments of war material, fuel and food to the desperate Russian army.

      Richard HarrisRichard Harris2 aylar önce
  • Litereally every country that fought russians after WW1 (include napoleon’s invasion of russia) started great but russians always managed to turn the table

    Out of content • 21 yearsOut of content • 21 years2 aylar önce
  • Ciechanów Radio Station: *Holy Bible sounds.* Soviets: "Why do i hear boss music?"

    The_AdmiralThe_Admiral2 aylar önce
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