Does that mean that (using your words) "any separation from" the German Empire "must be considered as illegal, juridically null and void." as well?
Did you heard for a term `Drang Nach Osten`? You are, i suppose. See, German Empire was result of Drang Nach Osten. So, any eventual separation of some region from Germany, in order to merge that region with some Slavic state (Poland for example or Russia), represent something legal.
Actually, that`s what happened on the example of Kaliningrad. It was liberation. Same is with Silesia that was attached to Mother Poland. There is no love then it is love of Mother.
There is no consensus on whether Silesian is a separate language or a somewhat divergent dialect of Polish.
I don't understand what it has to do with the fact that Silesian people are not Germanic.
Beautifully defined. i wouldn`t tell it better.
you absolutely have all rights to believe what you want. i believe in something else but, i am even ready to defend your right to believe what you want.
This is very interesting.
The names of Silesia in the different languages most likely share their etymology-Latin and English: Silesia; Polish: Śląsk; Old Polish: Ślążsk[o]; Silesian: Ślůnsk; German: Schlesien; Silesian German: Schläsing; Czech: Slezsko; Slovak: Sliezsko; Kashubian: Sląsk; Upper Sorbian: Šleska; Lower Sorbian: Šlazyńska. The names all relate to the name of a river (now Ślęza) and mountain (Mount Ślęża) in mid-southern Silesia. The mountain is believed to have served as a holy place in prehistoric times.
Let me offer etymology of the word from the angle of Serbian language
In Serbian (Slavic language; Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Balkan), Silesia is `Silesija`. Meaning is `numerous and powerful`. Word `silesija` originate from word `sila`. In Serbian `sila` can be understand as `power` and `numerous`. So, both at the same time. `Silesija` is version of `sila` and is regularly understand as `truly numerous`. Now, in context when Serbian language designate some region as `Silesija` it means that Serbs understand that is region `heavily populated`, `with numerous population`. To say, `Silesija` is `land of great/big tribe/people`.
Anyway, trusting to Serbian language, which is probably most archaic Slavic speech, i investigated more in Wikipedia >>>
The Silings or Silingi (Latin: Silingae, Ancient Greek Σιλίγγαι - Silingai) were a Germanic tribe, part of the larger Vandal group. The Silingi at one point lived in Silesia, and the names Silesia and Silingi may be related.
Trust to Serbs. Their language remembered. Silingi were not Germanic but they were Sarmatian tribe and, as it is proven, Sarmatian name was deep in past universal name of all Slavs. Also, this way or another, we know that Sarmats lived in what is today`s Silesia.
Beware Poles, west of Europe distorted Slavic history. You can`t trust them. You either resist to them or you giving up from yourself. Its simple as that. Its just so simple.