Poland : Internal situation in Poland (FCO28-002891).

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). ; FCO28-002891. [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). ; FCO28-002891
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 aftermath of the disturbances caused by the "prices crisis" of June 1976. Aspects of this subject discussed include a series of consultations launched by the Polish government -- the uncertain position of the prime minister, Piotr Jaroszewicz -- a severe shortage of certain basic foodstuffs, resulting in the introduction of sugar-rationing -- continuing speculation that further drastic action on food supplies would be necessary -- a poor harvest necessitating large-scale grain imports -- and the view of the British ambassador in Warsaw, Norman Reddaway, that the Polish government had failed to appreciate the public mood because it had come to believe its own propaganda. Other subjects discussed in the file include a major conference of European youth held in Poland -- and the imprisonment and release of striking workers at the Ursus tractor factory.
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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