by Morley Evans
HERE IS A HISTORY OF THE INTERBELLUM PERIOD OF POLAND as presented in Wikipedia. Poland did not exist for several centuries as it had been absorbed by the empires of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia. Poland was created by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. There was disagreement within Poland on where its borders should be, what its national goals should be and who should control the country. There was a coup d'état in 1926 that overthrew the founding democratic regime and established a military dictatorship. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Aggression Pact (August 1939) more or less re-established the situation that had existed for centuries before WW I. World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Great Britain declared war on Germany to honour the secret treaty it had made with the Polish government. Regardless of what has been drummed into your head, Germany did not start World War II.