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Rys historyczny oręża polskiego
Historical Outline of Polish Arms

Author(s): Grzegorz Piątkiewicz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Polish Army; NATO; Ukraine; Homeland Defence Act

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a historical outline of Polish arms in five eras viz: The Age of Chivalry, the Age of the Armed Forces, the Age of the Regular Army, the Age of the National Army and the Modern Age. In view of today’s events in Ukraine, the Polish armed forces, which are responsible for protecting the borders, play one of the most important roles in the State. The article “A Historical outline of the Polish Armed Forces” aims to introduce and present to readers the process of changes taking place in the Polish Army starting from its beginnings, i.e. the 9th century, and ending in modern times. Poland’s membership in the NATO alliance, as well as the Law on the Defense of the Fatherland, published on 23rd April 2022, are today the basis of the direction of development of the Polish Armed Forces and the foundation of the security of the citizens of the Republic of Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 127-154
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish