Piłsudski in Warsaw

Piłsudski in Warsaw

The government of Świeżyński also demanded the release of the most popular leader from the Germans. But this intervention was unnecessary. The decisive German factors before the capitulation began with the Magdeburg prisoner by count. Kessler's layouts, in order to obtain a guarantee from him, that it will stop the recovery and retaliation of Poles at the time of peace negotiations. Piłsudski could not conclude an explicit pact, but he prepared a modus vivendi. 10 On November, amid a revolution sweeping Berlin and the Reich, he arrived in Warsaw under escort by extra train – and he found out from the first conversation with regent Lubomirski, that they await him like salvation – especially activists. The next day, he said a few words of conciliation to the half-revolted mass of German soldiers, ensuring her a peaceful return to her homeland with weapons, after what, as if for decoration, people with youth disarmed disorganized groups. With time, hence the legend of expelling the Germans by the Piłsudski people, about breaking shackles, etc.. On the same day, the Regency Council granted Piłsudski military authority, and after three days she also handed over a civilian one, subject to handing over both to the national government.

During several days of negotiations with the parties, the commander assumed the pose of an impartial patriot. He was pretending, that he did not distinguish between the couch potato ephemeris of the national camp, as if all, with the same right, were claiming infallibility and detached from the minds of others. In fact, the nationalists recognized the need for understanding with all Poles, and they longed for a coalition with the Vitosites. Lublin attracted Piłsudski to himself, but he did not want to be embarrassed by anyone's ideology, and unexpectedly entrusted the formation of a government in Warsaw – just Daszyński. The national democrats strongly opposed, arguing, that this recent Austrophile and radical is unfit to represent the state, nor for building work.

Then Piłsudski, seemingly resigning, appointed Prime Minister Moraczewski, as his obedient officer. The more important files were generally given to the same convents from Lublin, only, that Piłsudski took over the military, foreign Affairs – Leon Wasilewski. A little more space was made for the Witos and a few portfolios for the Poznań residents. The left wing was supposed to rule and organize elections under the guise of coalition.

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