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 Table of Contents Foreword by Lech Wałęsa xiii Editors’ Preface and Acknowledgments xvii Acronyms and Abbreviations xxiii Chronology of Events xxviii “The Polish Crisis: Internal and International Dimensions” Andrzej Paczkowski and Malcolm Byrne 1 PART ONE—THE BIRTH OF SOLIDARITY Document No. 1: 47 Protocol No. 13 of PUWP CC Politburo Meeting, July 18, 1980 Document No. 2: 50 Extract from Protocol No. 210 of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, August 25, 1980 Document No. 3: 51 Cardinal Wyszyński’s Sermon at Jasna Góra Following the Outbreak of Strikes, with Reactions, August 26–28, 1980 Document No. 4: 57 Protocol of PUWP CC Politburo Meeting, August 27, 1980 Document No. 5: 64 CPSU CC Politburo Commission Order to Enhance Readiness of Military Units for Possible Use in Poland, August 28, 1980 Document No. 6: 66 The Szczecin Agreement, August 30, 1980 Document No. 7: 70 The Gdańsk Agreement, August 31, 1980 Document No. 8: 81 President Carter’s Letter to Allies on Poland, September 1, 1980 Document No. 9: 83 CPSU CC Politburo Report on Topics for Discussion with the Polish Leadership, September 3, 1980 Document No. 10: 87 Special Coordination Committee, Summary of Conclusions, “Meeting on Poland,” with Attachment, September 23, 1980 vi PART TWO—FRATERNAL ASSISTANCE Document No. 11: 93 Transcript of Bulgarian (BCP CC) Politburo Meeting, October 21, 1980 Document No. 12: 101 Solidarity National Coordinating Commission Statement on Union Registration, October 24, 1980 Document No. 13: 103 Protocol of PUWP CC Secretariat Meeting, October 25, 1980 Document No. 14: 119 Transcript of Bulgarian (BCP CC) Politburo Meeting, October 25, 1980 Document No. 15: 123 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, October 29, 1980 Document No. 16: 129 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, October 31, 1980 Document No. 17: 132 Letter from Leonid Brezhnev to Erich Honecker, November 4, 1980 Document No. 18: 134 Letter from Erich Honecker to Leonid Brezhnev, November 26, 1980 Document No. 19: 136 Report of the Czechoslovak Army Chief of Staff to the Minister of National Defense, December 3, 1980 Document No. 20: 138 CIAAlert Memorandum, “Poland,” December 3, 1980 Document No. 21: 139 Message from Ryszard Kukliński on Impending Warsaw Pact Invasion, December 4, 1980 Document No. 22: 141 Minutes of Warsaw Pact Leadership Meeting in Moscow, December 5, 1980 Document No. 23: 162 Minutes of U.S. Special Coordination Committee Meeting, December 7, 1980 Document No. 24: 165 CIA Situation Report, “Poland,” December 8, 1980 Document No. 25: 167 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, December 11, 1980 PART THREE—FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS Document No. 26: 171 Protocol of Meeting of Leading Aktiv Members of Ministry of Internal Affairs, January 5, 1981 vii Document No. 27: 176 CPSU CC Instructions to the Soviet Ambassador Concerning Lech Wałęsa Visit to Italy, January 14, 1981 Document No. 28: 180 PUWP CC Report on Leonid Zamyatin’s Visit to Katowice, January 16, 1981 Document No. 29: 184 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, January 22, 1981 Document No. 30: 188 Supplement No. 1 to PUWP CC Politburo Protocol No. 657 Analyzing the Intentions of Solidarity, January 26, 1981 Document No. 31: 193 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE 12.6–81), “Poland’s Prospects over the Next Six Months,” January 27, 1981 Document No. 32: 212 Solidarity National Coordinating Commission, “Statement on the Current Social and Political Situation,” circa February 1981 Document No. 33: 215 Supplement No. 2 to PUWP CC Politburo Protocol No. 69, February 6, 1981 Document No. 34: 218 Memorandum of Conversation between Erich Honecker and Fidel Castro, February 28, 1981 Document No. 35: 221 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, March 12, 1981 Document No. 36: 223 Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs Duty Report on Preparations for Martial Law, March 16, 1981 Document No. 37: 226 Protocol No. 82 from PUWP CC Politburo Meeting, March 25, 1981 Document No. 38: 234 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, March 26, 1981 PART FOUR—SEARCH FOR A “POLISH SOLUTION” Document No. 39: 239 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, April 2, 1981 Document No. 40: 245 CIAAlert Memorandum, “Poland,” April 3, 1981 Document No. 41: 246 East German Report of Discussion with Marshal Viktor Kulikov, April 7, 1981 viii Document No. 42: 255 Brezhnev’s Speech to CPCz CC Politburo, April 7, 1981 Document No. 43: 259 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, April 9, 1981 Document No. 44: 265 Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting, April 16, 1981 Document No. 45: 267 Extract from Protocol...

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ISBN
9786155211157
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9789637326844
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OCLC
191932687
Pages
602
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2014-01-01
Language
English
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