The Province Formerly Known as East Prussia




 
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September 25th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: The Province Formerly Known as East Prussia


We all should remember East Prussia and the various problems it caused. What I'd like to know is what everyone thinks of where it stands today: Currently a sizable chunk is occupied by Russia (technically part of Russia)while the rest is part of Poland. Now Poland might have the right to expect some gains in land after their treatment in World War II, but I'm pretty sure that they lost more than they gained.

What are everyone's thoughts on this one? Should Russia give up this unconnected portion of itself? Why or why not? Who should it be returned to, if anyone?
September 25th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I would say Poland should get it, but Russia would never, EVER do that. So I guess it's just best to forget it...
September 25th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
"East Prussia", hearing this name it hits my mind, since when I was kid I learned a lesson about "East Prussia" day before it was ceded to (don't know whom), the german teacher told his pupils: this is the last lesson I teach you in german. It was about WW1 I guess.
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September 25th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Europe Before WW1:
http://www.euratlas.com/big/big1900.htm
Europe After WW1:
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/euro1935.htm
Europe Today:
http://www.euratlas.com/big/big2000.htm

The middle map is crappy, but you can spot East Prussia. Its that disconnected part of Germany on the Baltic Sea. As you can see, most of it is part of Poland today, but a sizable chunk is Part of Russia.
September 26th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
What do you think of Germany's amazing shrinking act?