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1989 revisited: 18 August – Jaruzelski agrees to Solidarity government August 18, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

General Jarulzelski agreed on 18 August to a Solidarity government on two conditions which he relayed to Lech Walesa – first that Poland would remain within the socialist bloc and secondly that the Interior and Defence Ministries would be retained by the Communists. Walesa agreed to both.

Apparently at this time Ceausescu had been seeking an ‘intervention’ by Warsaw Pact armies in Poland – but the Soviet leadership was deeply averse to any such approach.


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