Curzon Line
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Curzon Line

Demarcation line between Poland and Soviet Russia that was proposed by the British government on July 11, 1920, during the Interallied Conference at Spa, with the aim of establishing a cease-fire in the Polish-Soviet War. Named after the then British Foreign Secretary Lord (George) Curzon, it was based on the recommendation of the Commission for Polish Affairs that had been endorsed by the Entente Powers in Paris on December 8, 1919. The line was suggested as a possible eastern border …

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Hecker, Hans, “Curzon Line”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0142>
First published online: 2015



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