The End of Polish Democracy - Pilsudski and the Sanacja Regime | BETWEEN 2 WARS | 1935 Part 2 of 4

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The End of Polish Democracy - Pilsudski and the Sanacja Regime | BETWEEN 2 WARS | 1935 Part 2 of 4 5

The Second Polish Republic emerged victorious from the Polish-Soviet War in 1921. But the shine of independence is quickly rubbing off as the new state finds itself burdened with sever economic, political, and social problems. There is one man who sees it as his destiny to save his ailing nation. That man is Józef Piłsudski. But will his undemocratic Sanacja regime be able to solve Poland's problems?

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Francis van Berkel
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Francis van Berkel
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kaminski


Photos from the Bundesarchiv, Collection.
Icons from the Noun Project: Protest by Juan Pablo Bravo, Farmer By Francisca Muñoz Colina,
Wheat Grain Bag by Symbolon, guns, by Cards Against Humanity, people by Gregor Cresnar, prisoner by carlotta zampini, poll by Bastien Ho, Teacher by b farias, college by anbileru adaleru.

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH.

#Poland #Democracy

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Author — TimeGhost History


"didn't expect being eaten by both"

After all such a scenario only happened 3 times in the end of the 18th century.

Author — Duke of Lorraine


Piłsudski inherently was a perplexing conundrum. A battle of perpetual opposites, if you will. Who Eyebrows? Or... mustache?

Author — Leszek Wolkowski


"don't worry we've got your back!"


Author — George Doolittle


I'm polish and i was watching this episode with my 96yo greatgrandmother born in 1923 and translating it for her. It gave me interasting perspective of the topic - Greetings from RP

Author — Witold Krupa


I like to imagine that Indy is some kind observer of historic events who doesn't age. He looks the same here in 1935 as he did in 1914.

Author — Josh Bennett


Indy: guided democracy or autocracy battle it out in the comments
Me: RIP Polish Naruto

Author — Phantom Krieger


"I believe I can rule over Poles without a whip."
- Józef Piłsudski

Excellent video!

Author — Sebastianek1990


My Great grandfather was in the Polish Navy at the time of the coup in 1926. He was part of the military band, and as he viciously hated his mother-in-law, he drew a picture of her on the drum, so every time got opportunity to play he would beat on it. So anyways, he was sent on a train during the coup with a few hundred other sailors to the local town to keep order. Before the train even reached its destination the coup was finished and they imidietly returned onto the train back to the harbour. His name was Jan Kubiak R.I.P.

Author — Jan Kubiak


If Narutowicz had Naruto-run he could have dodged the bullets and escape alive

Author — Francesco Giunta


God bless Poland!
Sincerely, this random American.

Author — Luke Thomas


That was a fine episode. Piłsudski is a complicated person and his policy is a subject of debate for years. I love how you managed to show both sides of the story and remained neutral.

Author — Kamil Krupiński


17:10 Piłsudski was never the president. During the Sanacja rule Ignacy Mościcki occupied that post.

Author — Jan Wacławik


I sent feedback to YouTube about their taking down this episode. I had no problem at all playing the "Child of Holocaust Survivors" card. Maybe if every one of your watches does the same, someone might notice?

Author — Makabet Designs


Those are some unbelievable things said about Poland by Hitler and Molotov. Poor Poland - always in a "bad neighborhood", stuck between Russia (then the USSR) and Germany.

Author — Shawn Gilliland


Republic of Poland. Nation caught between two neighboring ideological monsters.

Author — Finished Finnish


At first, I thought they handed me the wrong dossier. I couldn't believe they wanted this man demonetised. Third generation TimeGhost, top of his class. The Great War, Between 2 Wars. About a thousand decorations. Etcetera, etcetera. I had heard his voice on the video and it really put the hook in me. But I couldn't connect up that voice with this man. Like they said, he had an impressive career, maybe too impressive, I mean perfect. He was being groomed for one of the top slots in the corporation: General, Chief of Staff, anything. In 2018, he returned from a tour with advisory command in The Great War and things started to slip. His report to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and YouTube was restricted. It seems they didn't dig what he had to tell 'em. During the next few months, he made three requests for transfer to TimeGhost training, Berlin, Germany and was finally accepted. ? He was fifty-one years old. Why the f--k would he do that? 2019: Joined World War Two, returns YouTube.

Author — Victor Bruant


Useful background information - been trying to imagine life in Interwar Poland while studying my wife's family history. Of course most of the events around Pilsudski's period were urban, and her family lived in the rural eastern parts (in present Belarus far north of Bereza Kartuska, which I guess was situated in the Polesia Voivod, or today's Brest Oblast). But I can imagine now of a few more questions to ask those who might have lived in that period or survived its aftermath from your overview. Thanks for the guidance, and for diligently following the facts in your coverage of the period (despite complaints from those who are offended by, well, reality).

Author — Ben Angel


Indy, i can't wait for 1937. When my country will see the ''great'' chief of the Brazilians, Getúlio Vargas, with the Constitution of 1937 and the Estado Novo, coincidentally nicknamed ''The Polish''. A little reference to Piłsudski.

Author — Luis Felipe Gonçalves


"If you've been with us since 1921" well...

Author — Jan Slavík