Polish National Government (January Uprising)


Polish National Government (January Uprising)

Polish National Government 1863-1864- underground Polish supreme authority during January Uprising against Russian occupation of Poland. It had collegial form, resided in Warsaw and was headed by Karol Majewski. This was normal administrative institution with many ministries and departments.

During 1863-1864 it was a real shadow government supported by majority of Poles, who even paid taxes for it and a significant problem for Russian secret police (Okhrana). It became inspiration for Polish Secret State during World War II.

References

* Norman Davies "God's Playground", Volume 2 CUP 1982 (ISBN 0-231-05353-3)


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