crashed Turks in Vienna
Weakening the enemy of our enemies, the Ottomans was wrong, it helped Russia
and the Austrians
. There should have been a better way to manage the threat.
A decade later after Jan III Sobieski died his french
witch wife intrigued not to elect her own son as the next king of Poland but a German
, August the Strong. This started the process ending in beeing sold and divided by the nations we helped to defend. The Turks at least had more honor! In many ways! They were cruel, sure, but they were not this low!
Some historian books (german) from the late 20th century I've read claimed the victory to the duke of Lorraine, Charles V, mentioning Sobieski only in a sidenote. Fvcking aristorcrat
In times of Nicolas I and Alexander II
For an openminded cosmopolitan you sympathize a lot with the aristocrats! I would have rather expected you to name the 40ties of last century when glorious Beria, Khrushchev and Brezhnev liberated Poland as it was there on their way to Berlin. And braught us the gift of socialism. But something's wrong here, ahh there was Katyn outwards and Warsaw inwards ... but I'm sure some vodka will erase the sorrow.
And yes Sobieski was an aristocrat himself, but it was an other system in Poland.