Paderewski's government

Paderewski's government

It was commonly felt in Poland, that such a government cannot represent the state with dignity at the congress abroad. He came from Paris in December, as a delegate to the Committee, Stanisław Grabski, to convince Belweder (headquarters of the headman) on the need to extend the government to all branches of the pro-coalition opinion, but he didn't do anything. He showed up in Poznań 27 of December [1918 r.] Paderewski, evoking its own [presence] the outbreak of the uprising against Germany – then electrified Warsaw on New Year's Eve itself, greeted like a liberator.

The tension grew. In the night 4/5 January [1919 r.] conspirators Marian Januszajtis, Eustachy Sapieha, Jerzy Zdziechowski and a few others, made an attempt at the head of cadets, by arresting Moraczewski, Thugutt and Wasilewski, but this attempt was thwarted by gen. Stanisław Szeptycki. Seemingly, the attack failed and only ridiculed Poland, because Piłsudski did not seek vengeance. But now it became clear, that Moraczewski would no longer rule and would not conduct the elections as he intended. 16 January the radicals left, explaining this, that the rich denied them taxes and loans. Prime Minister i [p.o.] Paderewski became the minister of foreign affairs; Stanisław Wojciechowski took over internal affairs, ideally similar to Piłsudski at the time; Moraczewski's ex-activist comrades sat in the government, nonpartisan professionals – only there were no National Democrats or Peasants.

Paderewski successfully dealt with the Polish representation at the peace conference: People of Piłsudski's trust were admitted to the Paris Committee (Antoni sujkowski, Stanisław Patek, Stanisław Thugutt, Medard Downarowicz, Michał Sokolnicki). The first Polish delegate to the conference was Dmowski, the second was Paderewski, Kazimierz Dłuski as his deputy as the Belweder trustee. At the same time, the main doubt was resolved, which troubled Piłsudski: according to the ordinance, which Moraczewski was proud of, under the honest hand of Wojciechowski, under the supervision of an administration still created by the previous government, the Polish nation in common, equal, by secret and direct voting with a huge majority of votes, he spoke against the "Moraczewszczyzna". After a year, most of the so-called. "Endecs" eliminated from the government.

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