Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

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Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

 

(in Polish, Rzeczpospolita), the traditional name of the Polish state from the late 15th century through the 18th. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a specific type of monarchy subject to influence from the estates and headed by a king elected by the Sejm. From the time of the Union of Lublin of 1569 until 1795, this was the official name of the Polish-Lithuanian state.

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The "Wisla" Action, carried under NKVD directions and supervision, left little choice to either Poles or Ukrainians, and it put an end to the unique multicultural society that evolved during the centuries of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations (which ought to be renamed the Commonwealth of the Three Nations).

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