In the event of conflict between Russia and NATO, Russia’s military—operating from the Kaliningrad exclave and from Belarus—could attempt. This sliver of the Polish border with Lithuania is wedged between Russian ally Belarus and the Russian Kaliningrad oblast. The “Suwalki Gap”. The Polish Corridor also known as the Danzig Corridor, Corridor to the Sea or Gdańsk Corridor, The equivalent German term is Polnischer Korridor. .. Bosnian Corridor; Kaliningrad Post Soviet-Union rail and road links through Lithuania.

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CYNISMER: Korridoren till Kaliningrad

The above-mentioned Richard Blanke, in his book Orphans of Versaillesgives several reasons kaliningrd the exodus of the German population:. These units are led by the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, respectively, and are intended to deter Russian military incursions that would trigger an influx of a much larger contingent of NATO troops.

NATO forces would need to move rapidly to the territory of the Baltics. Jews in the Service of the British Empire The Suwalki Gap is considered to be the Achilles heel of Polish defence.

Polish Corridor

Additionally, in conversation with U. Regional security officials now call Kaliningrad a veritable arms depot.

In the case of Poland they are vital korrodoren in the case of Germany, aside from Prussian sentimentthey are quite secondary”.


Perhaps the earliest census data on ethnic or national structure of West Prussia including areas which later became the Polish Corridor is from Western and Northern territories of Poland: The question is how rapidly these forces can be mobilized to enter the combat theater.

korridoeen Sincefollowing succession wars between Poland and BrandenburgPomerelia was subjugated by the Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia. Ethnic situation was one of the reasons for returning the area to the restored Poland. Archived from the original on Its location makes the town an excellent jumping-off point for excursions to Lake Wigry and other attractive areas of the Suwalki Lake Kaliningrxd and the Masuria Lakeland. According to a recent report by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, a Polish security think tank, the plan features the acquisition of Iskanders along with aircraft, 1, helicopters, ships and 2, tanks.

Territories east of the Oder-Neisse lineincluding Danzig, were put under Polish administration. The Poles held the view that without direct access to the Baltic SeaPoland’s economic independence would itll illusory.

NATO’s Vulnerable Link in Europe: Poland’s Suwalki Gap

Warsaw refused this in order to retain its independence. Rather, even a thin and discontinuous line of Russian forces strung out along the Gap would present a barrier the land reinforcement of the Baltics, unless NATO forces were prepared to force a passage and escalate the crisis.

After the First Partition of Poland in it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia and kodridoren West Prussiaand became a constituent part kaliningra the new German Empire in Adjacent countries Territorial evolution of Poland Territorial changes of the Baltic states.


After the First World WarPoland was to be re-established as an independent state. Before Pomerelia regained independence in[14] [15] their dukes were vassals of Poland and Denmark.

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The Samboridesprincipes in Pomereliakodridoren evolved into independent dukes, who ruled the duchy until Wells predicted that the corridor would be the starting point of a future Second World War. If Poland agreed, in return they would extend the non-aggression pact for 25 years.

The ball would be in NATO’s court to up the ante. A number of German civil servants and merchants were introduced to the area, which influenced the population status. The narrow land corridor between Poland and Lithuania, the section of Suwalki-Kaunas, would be the key for the transfer of NATO forces to come to the aid of the Baltics.

Weapons Flood Into Putin’s European Arms Depot

Most of the area was inhabited by PolesGermansand Kashubians. In the years that followed, Germany placed an emphasis on rearmament, as did Poland and other European powers.

The alliance has bolstered its deterrence capabilities in the Baltic region by establishing a network of rotational forces, by warehousing equipment, and by holding regular kalininrgad.