So, you think that members of Targowice confideration were not polish patriots? May be they were just tricked?
Yes, they were tricked by Russian tsarina. They thought that it was possible to make a deal with Catherine the Great who would stop Polish reforms without further action. They were wrong as Russia and other states eventually decided it was more beneficial for them to carve Poland again in the second partition (1793) which was a catastrophy for the Polish state as it was to lose its historically Polish lands.
After the second partition there was Kosciuszko Insurection which collapsed and the third partition took place.
Targowica is commonly considered by Polish historians an anti-patriotic movement. A common Pole, hearing the word, gets an image of foul traitors. Really nasty ones, who still burn in hell. :):):)
BTW, A lot of them were hanged by an angry mob during riots in Warsaw during Kosciuszko Insurection.
Those who managed to escape, had their portraits hanged instead. Funny.
I just want to express my point of view. No doubts, that members of Targowice confideration were Russian agents, but it were Bar Confiderates who triggered the final partition of Poland.
Bar confederates couldn`t trigger the third partition. Look at the dates. They fought in 1968-1772, while the last partition took place in 1795. I think I wrote about it in my first post here - can`t you read in English? :):):)
I think you are mistaking Bar Confederacy 1768 with Kosciuszko Insurection 1795. Yes? :):):)
I think you need to apply to the moderator to change the title of this thread. :):):):):) When you do it, it will become a historical event, worth putting down in the Forum Chronicles/Annals. :):