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Title: Samochód dla Towarzysza Wiesława : dyskusje nad kierunkiem rozwoju motoryzacji indywidualnej w Polsce 1955–1970

Creator:

Wilk, Hubert (1979– ) ORCID

Date issued/created:

2013

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Polska 1944/45-1989 : studia i materiały 11 (2013)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Instytut Historii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 277-296 ; Eng. summary

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

After World War II ended, Poland was one of the most backward European countries as regards the development of motorisation. It was the result both of the war destructions and the heritage ofthe Second Polish Republic. The first decade after the WWII was particularly adverse for private car owners – a small number of cars, almost nonexistent possibility to buy a car, restrictions in movement of people – all those practically brought the development of individual motorisation to a halt. Changes were brought about by the political events of 1956. The new authorities, despite their unfavourable opinions of individual motorisation, could not remain blind to the growing aspiration of Polish people, including their desire to have an own car. Another important voice belonged to a wide array of experts who regarded the development of automotive industry as a chance for modernisation, not only of Polish industry but also the Polish society itself. The discussion among experts revealed not only a ‘huge need for motorisation’ but also references to interesting transformations triggered in the societies of Western Europe by the possession of an own car. Despite significant changes in the state policy, the time of Władysław Gomułka was a wasted opportunity, and only the 1970s brought about a breakthrough in the development of mass motorisation in Poland.

Relation:

Polska 1944/45-1989 : studia i materiały

Volume:

11

Start page:

277

End page:

296

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:59732 ; 2450-8357

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. B.155/11 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. B.156/11 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

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