How would Hitler's policy towards Poland have been different had Danzig been outright given to Poland back in 1919?

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Re: How would Hitler's policy towards Poland have been different had Danzig been outright given to Poland back in 1919?

Post by Futurist » 18 Sep 2020 00:51

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Re: How would Hitler's policy towards Poland have been different had Danzig been outright given to Poland back in 1919?

Post by Peter K » 14 Oct 2020 03:18

Futurist wrote:
15 Sep 2020 22:23
BTW, in regards to Danzig, there were, what? Around 500,000 Germans in total there? In comparison to around 25 million Poles in all of Poland, right? So, yeah, 25,000,000:500,000 = 50:1 in favor of the Poles.
The Free City of Danzig had 357,000 people in 1919 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_City ... Population

Back in 1910, the same area had 323,660 people, which was 19% of population of the province of West Prussia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_ea ... after_1918

Free City of Danzig's territory was 8% of West Prussia's territory.

Parts of West Prussia given to Poland after WW1 were 62% of the province's territory with 57% of its population.

30% of West Prussia's territory remained in Germany - including eastern portion merged with East Prussia (11%).

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For comparison, from Provinz Posen Poland received ca. 90% of its pre-war territory with 93% of its population.

And after the partition of Upper Silesia, Poland got 41% of its population (Czechoslovakia - 2%, Germany - 57%).
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Re: How would Hitler's policy towards Poland have been different had Danzig been outright given to Poland back in 1919?

Post by Futurist » 16 Oct 2020 00:57

So, Yeah, the Poland:Danzig population ratio in 1919 might have been even better than 50:1.

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