What you guys call Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, they called occupation.
Some FACTS from Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth history for everyone:
1. In Commonwealth, Lithuania was a completely independent country. It was NOT Polish,
but Lithuanian army stationing there and public income went NOT into Polish, but into
Lithuanian treasury. Lithuanians paid taxes for their own country.
2. POLES DID NOT RULE LITHUANIA. Lithuania governed itself, having their own army,
their own treasury and their own separate ministries
. The government of Poland
was NOT the government of Lithuania. Kanclerz, Podskarbi or Hetman Koronny had
nothing to say in Lithuania, because there were SEPARATE: Lithuanian hetman,
Lithuanian podskarbi and even Lithuanian kanclerz.
To cut the long story short, during the Commonwealth era, Lithuania was always
governed by Lithuanians - never by Poles! From the lowest local authority (podsędek
powiatowy) up to Kanclerz Wielki - they were all Lithuanians.
3. The common things in Poland and Lithuania were: the King and Sejm Walny (Joint
Parliament). That was a result of LITHUANIAN DYNASTY RULING POLAND - yes ladies
and gentlemen - Lithuanian
dynasty of Jagiellons were ruling the Commonwealth, so if
anyone could feel occupied it was POLAND, NOT LITHUANIA! The Commowealth was
So, why don't Lithuanians cut the crap and admit that they governed their country
THEMSELVES (and milked Poland at the same time.) We bled ourselves dry, fighting eastern
wars for Lithuania on the steppes of Ukraine and Russia, when we should have concentrated
our efforts on Polish interests in the West.