List of Polish uprisings

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pl:Powstanie This is a list of Polish uprisings.

The Polish concept of uprising is derived from the system of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, where the citizens were supposed to play an important role in the governing of the country. Unsatisfied citizens were allowed to form Rokosz, the legal rebellion against government. Rebellion movements were shaped in the Confederation, a council whose members voted.

Following the example, national uprising were perfectly organised movements against the oppressors. Many of them occurred during the century of uprisings (1764-1864), and were, with small exceptions, all defeated.

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Anti Russian uprisings

Greater Poland Uprisings (against Prussians/Germans)

(Polish: powstania wielkopolskie) were a series of 5 military insurections of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region (also called the Grand Duchy of Poznań) against the occupying Prussian and German forces, after the partitions of Poland (1772-1795).

The next era of uprising started with forming years of the Poland after WWI:

The Silesian Uprisings 1919-1921 against Germany

The Silesian Uprisings (Polish: Powstania śląskie) was a series of three military insurections (1919-1921) of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the occupying German/Prussian forces in order to liberate the region and join to Poland, that regained her independence after the World War I (1914-1918)

Polish uprisings during the WW2 era: (against Germans)

Anti-communists uprisings:

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