Title: Eastern Europe and the British Imperial Imagination, 1914–1919


Nowak, Andrzej (1960- )

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Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej Vol. 52 no 3 (2017), Special Issue


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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p. 5-26 ; Summary in Polish and English.


During the Great War elites of Western Europe were forced to decide on their perception of Eastern Europe, on a new political order after the end of the war, and to think out how to keep the balance between Russia and Germany and what to do with increasing ambitions of Soviet Russia to regain control over the territories of the former Russian Empire. This text attempts to re-create the specific frame of mind of early twentieth-century British political elites which influenced their perception of Eastern European developments from Arthur Balfour’s memorial in 1916 to Eastern Europe’s concepts by Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1920 and analyses of Sir Halford Mackinder, the father of British geopolitics.


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