The West read the headlines in shock…
The two most bitter enemies in Europe, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, had signed a non-aggression pact.
What did it mean? The end of peace and the beginning of the most devastating war in history.
In spite of concern over Nazi Germany’s buildup of military power, the Britain and France had been wary of signing any alliance treaty with the Soviet Union, whom they considered merely the …Read more
May 3 is Constitution Day in two countries on opposite sides of the globe.
May 3 Constitution, by Jan Matejko, 1891
Poland’s most recent constitution dates only to 1997, but it stems from the Constitution of May 3, 1791, one of the oldest codified constitutions in the world. Only the Constitution of the United States is older. [The Constitution of San Marino dates to 1600, but apparently is not codified enough to compete with the …Read more