That explains the date of the first partition of Poland but it still offers no proof that everything was peaceful between Germans and Poles during partitions. In fact it was not.
- Uprising in 1794
- Early 1830
- the policy of Germanization is picking up and Polish is forbidden in schools and administration.
- Uprising of 1846
- Prussia and Russia sign a pack of co-operation in their fight against Poles rising yet again (Powstanie Styczniowe, i.e. the January Uprising of 1963-64
Bismarck intensifies the policy of Germanization
the process of "rugi pruskie" begins - expulsion of Poles from Eastern Prussian provinces who did not have German citizenship.
HAKATA created (although the name was adopted later) for the purpose of further limiting Polish culture and language in the eastern parts of Prussia.
- The strikes in Wrzesnia, 1901-1902
. Poles protested against the removal of the Polish language from the religious education and against severe corporal punishments inflicted on Polish children who dared to speak their native language. Poles were punished with fines and jail terms
There. That's how peaceful it was.
As for the Polish army, I never saw anything wrong with knowing how to pull a trigger or throw a grenade properly. Heck, a lot of kids who served in tank divisions at least could learn how to drive a tractor with a flare ;)