Ignacy Moscicki and Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz

Topics: People's Republic of Poland, Germany, World War II Pages: 2 (335 words) Published: May 20, 2013
Ignacy Moscicki----
Bio- Born: December 1, 1967 Mierzanowo, Poland
Died: October 2, 1946 Versoix Geneva, Switzerland
Studied Chemistry at Riga Polytechnicum
Came up with a cheap version of nitric acid
was the President of Poland for 13 years

Post War:
Ignacy Moscicki was sent to Switzerland during the war and he then died on October 2nd, 1946, one year after the war ended.

How He Rose to Power:
Ignacy Mościcki was sworn in as President of the Republic of Poland at the specific request of Józef Piłsudski, the now former President of the Republic of Poland.

Positive Actions: Mościcki made a power-sharing agreement with Rydz-Śmigły, which saw Sławek marginalized as a serious political player.When Poland was invaded by Germany on September 1st, he issued an appeal in which stated that the entire nation needed to fight for independence and resist the invaders.

Negative Actions: On September 17th, when Soviet forces crossed the Polish border invading from the east, he left for Romania, where he was interned as a result of German pressure exerted on the Romanian authorities. Then, invoking his Swiss citizenship, he resigned and named Władysław Raczkiewicz, chairman of the Polish National Council.

Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz---
Born: January 28, 1885 Kutaisi, Georgia
died: June 6, 1947 Ruthin, Wales
studied law at the university of Dorpat
served in the Russian military during WWI
helped reestablish Poland's independence

Post War-
Raczkiewicz died in exile 1947 in the Welsh town of Ruthin.

How he rose to power-
When Moscicki was interned by France and forced to resign by them on September 1939, he picked Raczkiewicz to succeed after him after Moscicki’s first choice had been rejected.

Positive Actions:When Poland was invaded by the Germans in 1939, he escaped to Angers,France, where the Polish government-in-exile was established.He was a main leader in the making of the Polish government-in-exile and...
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