1981 Warning Strike in Poland

1981 Warning Strike in Poland

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the early spring of 1981, the quickly growing Solidarity movement faced one of the biggest challenges in its short history, when during the Bydgoszcz events, several members of Solidarity, including Jan Rulewski, Mariusz abentowicz and Roman Bartoszcze, were brutally "pacified" by the Communist security services, such as Milicja Obywatelska and ZOMO. The Bydgoszcz events soon became widely known across Poland, and on March 24, 1981, Solidarity decided to go on a nationwide strike in protest against the violence. The strike was planned for Tuesday, March 31, 1981. On March 25, Lech Wa sa met Deputy Prime Minister Mieczys aw Rakowski of the Polish United Workers' Party, but their talks were fruitless. Two days later, a four-hour national warning strike took place. It was the biggest strike in the history of the Soviet Bloc, it has also been called the largest strike in the history of Communism. According to several sources, between 12 million and 14 million Poles took part in it.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613662429X
  • 9786136624297