East Prussia after WW I

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East Prussia after WW I

Post by daveshoup2MD » 05 Feb 2022 21:01

In the very fluid situation in Central/Eastern Europe between Versailles in 1919 and Klaipėda in 1924, is there any likely turn of events that would have ended with East Prussia ending up as part of Poland and/or Lithuania? Or split between both?

The 1920 plebiscite suggests otherwise, but was there ever a potential path toward the above? That didn't require the Red Army, of course. ;)

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Re: East Prussia after WW I

Post by GregSingh » 09 Feb 2022 08:55

Extremely unlikely (less that 5%) in my opinion.

But quite likely (50% +) East Prussia would end up as part of Soviet Union if Tukhachevsky managed to get all the way to Berlin in 1920.
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Re: East Prussia after WW I

Post by daveshoup2MD » 15 Feb 2022 05:47

GregSingh wrote:
09 Feb 2022 08:55
Extremely unlikely (less that 5%) in my opinion.

But quite likely (50% +) East Prussia would end up as part of Soviet Union if Tukhachevsky managed to get all the way to Berlin in 1920.
Along with a fair amount of Central Europe. ;)

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