Poland : Internal situation in Poland (FCO28-002890).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2020.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1976.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-002890. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO28: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-002890
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1976-1982: Module 4
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents relating to the domestic political situation in Poland. The principal subject covered in the file is the unrest that followed a series of food price rises in June 1976, referred to as the "Polish prices crisis". Aspects of this subject discussed include the need for price rises due to an elaborate subsidy system and the lack of income for farmers -- a strike and fighting at the Ursus tractor factory near Warsaw -- reports of disturbances in Szczecin, Gdynia, Gdańsk, Łódź, and Radom -- the abrupt withdrawal of the price rises in a "humiliating defeat" for the prime minister, Piotr Jaroszewicz -- speculation as to why the government had miscalculated the public mood so badly -- and comparisons with the protests of 1970. Also discussed in the file is the European Youth and Students Meeting, which took place in Warsaw at the same time.
Notes
  • File date: 1976.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2007.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module IV.
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