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Postcard - Volksabstimmung and Plesbecite 1920-1923

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According to the Treaty of Versailles, between 1920 and 1923 many border regions of both Austria and Germany, with a mixed population, were granted a plespecite to define about the nationality of its inhabitants. In some regions this caused reasons for locals to take up arms against the seperatists, but also for Freecorps to intervene. Both sides issued postcards and paper money to stress their point.

This postcard was sold to support the Germans who wanted Upper Silesia to remain German.

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Also in Southern Austria, in Kärnten (10 October 1920), in a plesbecite was held.

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Also in Austria, people prefered a unification with Germany (strictly forbidden by the Versailles Treaty).

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A postcard in English about the controversial Corridor (which should give the newly created Poland access to the Baltic) and the Free City of Danzig.

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But also a part of the border region with Denmark was put to the test, on 14 March 1920.

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Volksabstimmung Oberschlesien, 1921

1921 Volksabstimmung über  Oberschlesien (1).jpg

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