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Czech Republic to settle Poland's territorial claims

celinski 31 | 1258  
27 May 2008 /  #1
Poland is working on land issues and this one seems to be going smooth. I was just wondering about this issue as the USA never has to deal with this and it seems it can be very difficult. Is there any area's that the citizens of Poland feel more time should be put into?

The Czech government is working on a proposal that will give Poland back the land it was stripped of in the 1950s, at the order of the Soviet leadership. While the territory to be returned to the Czech Republic's northern neighbour is very small and Polish claims are not disputed, some mayors that will be affected by the settlement hope their own interests will also be taken into account.
southern 73 | 7071  
27 May 2008 /  #2
Where are the claimed teritorries located?Are they not in Zaolzie?
I liked the reason Stalin used to change the borders.''In order to make them more linear'' sth like that.Did it have any military significance during the Warsaw pact?
OP celinski 31 | 1258  
27 May 2008 /  #3
The dispute was to some extent settled in the 1950s when the Soviet Union ordered the Czechoslovak - Polish border to be straightened up so that it would be easier to patrol. As a result, Poland lost some of its territory."

Czech-Polish territorial disputes have a long history. In 1919, the controversy over the Těšín area, rich in coal, even resulted in an armed conflict that had to be resolved by an international peace treaty a year later. The current proposal of the Czech government to settle the Polish territorial losses from the 1950s, have nevertheless met with objections from some of the affected regions. Petr Skokan is the governor of the Liberec Region in northern Bohemia.

"The Liberec Region does not agree with the proposed territorial settlement with Poland because a Polish power plant is very close to the Czech community of Kunratice. We are afraid that the already existing environmental burden would move even closer to the village. I hope that they will hear us out because otherwise we would have to deal with an environmental emergency. I would really prefer for some other strips of land to settle the Polish claims."
27 May 2008 /  #4
I was just wondering about this issue as the USA never has to deal with this

The Seminole Tribe might have a thing or two to say about that claim.

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