Professor Paweł Sękowski delivered presentation on Understanding of Poland - Short history of Independence. Key subjects were: The road of Poland to independence (from Disappearance of Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth), Interwar period (from 1918 to 1939), Wars on boundaries (with Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, Bolsheviks of Russia), Complicated social composition of Poland (peasant part of population, languages, ethnicities and religions), economic differences, strong internal political conflict.
Professor Ondřej Stulík was describing aspects of Czechian independence. He started with history of Czechoslovakia, parts of his presentation were following: the first, the second, the third and the forth republics, peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia in to Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic today, relations with neighbors and allies of independence, preferences of Czech politicians, question on political culture – Myths and Characters.
The meeting went interesting and well, in the end FMD gave for free to all attendants different Books about History of Poland in English.
Prepared by Vladimir Vladyka