Occupation (East)
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Occupation (East)

In 1915, the German Reich and Austria-Hungary conquered enormous areas of Eastern Europe, and subjected them to an occupation regime. Among the areas in question were Russian Poland and Lithuania, and parts of the Baltic provinces (now Estonia and Latvia), Belarus (White Russia), the Ukraine, Russia, and Serbia. These conquests were joined by Romania in 1916.

As there was no detailed prewar planning for such an event, the occupation was initially characterized by improvisation and ad hoc policies with various different plans being proposed for the future…

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Liulevicius, Vejas Gabriel, “Occupation (East)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0445>
First published online: 2015



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