- Eve My family has resided within the Kresy regions since who knows when, the dates go back so far it seems like they were part of the furniture. Some still doMessage 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2002View Source
My family has resided within the Kresy regions since who knows when, the dates go back so far it seems like they were part of the furniture. Some still do in Ukraine (cousins)
The veterans of WWI were offered cheap land and some of them were also offered free land, they had to have distinguished themselves in order to obtain that bit. I do have a bit on that on one of my pages (can't remember which one though)
Pilsudski did have the vets in mind as a line of defence as they wouldn't give up their land very easily, after all if you slog your guts out to make a barren land full of floatsam of war inhabitable would you just run away. I'm not sure about the assistance with arms, I suppose the acquisition of a few rifles wouldn't be that difficult after the war especially around the Eastern Front areas.
I'm not so sure that the AH Empire did pay much attention to the movement of people from different areas as long as they (males) were registered locally for the draft. There was some movement of people for work reasons. If you read the book Nation in a Village it will give you a better idea of the economic migration. A warning though, the book is a bit 'Heavy'.
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