ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Battle Won, But the War

Battle Won, But the War? G P D GENERAL JARUZELSKY and his comrades seem to have won the first battle in Poland. Everybody in the world from Reagan in Washington to Deng Xiaoping in Beijing was talking of the imminent Soviet intervention in Poland. There was in fact an attractive theory floated. The theory was that the Soviets intervene once every 12 years: Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968 and the expected intervention in Poland in 1980-81. It all looked very attractive, except that it did not happen. In the meanwhile the Polish communist party planned its counter- offensive against Solidarity. The General seems to have pulled it through.

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