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War Stories

How A Free City-State Sparked The Start of WWII

A strange compromise that rose out of the Treaty of Versailles

Danzig Flag (Public domain)

The city of Danzig, now Gdansk, was a free semi-autonomous city-state that existed from 1920 until 1939. Most people can accurately point to Poland as the place where World War II officially began but fewer can parse out the reason for the German invasion in the first place…

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