Nations Reborn: Poland and Mexico in the Aftermath of World War I

Keywords: Poland, Mexico, the World War, Mexican Revolution, independence

Abstract

The aim of the article is to present the situation of Poland and Mexico in the years prior to the establishment of bilateral relations. It is reasonable to have a panorama of very particular conditions that determined the existence of these two countries at the beginning of the 1920s. As Poland reappeared on the political map of Europe it encountered significant difficulties in rebuilding its independent existence. These difficulties were both of an international and domestic dimension. The same can be said about Mexico that was entering the new chapter of its history after a bloody revolution that was aimed to change the domestic situation of the country. In this sense, at the beginning of the 1920s both nations can be described as “Nations reborn”.

Author Biography

Karol Derwich, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

PhD – graduate of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University and M.A. graduate in the Center for Latin American Studies at Warsaw University. Assistant Professor at the Department of Latin American Studies at the Jagiellonian University. His main fields of interest focuses on functioning of the State, democratic transition in Latina America with a special focus on Mexico. Author of such books as Instruments of US Latin American Policy, 1945-2000 (2010) and In the Country of Quetzalcoatl: History of Mexico from the Conquest to the Present Times (2014). His ultimate monography is titled Mexico – Between Democracy and Dysfunction (2017). He has also written numerous articles related to contemporary political processes in Latin America. Contact address: karol.derwich@uj.edu.pl.

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Published
2019-02-08