INTERMARIUM, FEDERALISM ŞI COOPERARE ÎNTRE 1918-1922
Keywords:History of International Relations, Post WWI Europe, Józef Piłsudski, Intermarium, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The First World War changed Europe: the fall of the Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires provided the opportunity for the Kingdom of Romania to reconsider its borders, and for the polish people to re-establish a polish state. The head of the polish state, Józef Piłsudski, strived to establish Poland as a regional ruler. To do that he conceived the Intermarium. The article tries to clarify the Intermarium term and how it was used by the historians and statesmen. Through Intermarium, Józef Piłsudski, sought to fulfil his vison about the future and the role of Poland in Europe. Primarily, Intermarium was a federal program based on the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Later, Józef. Piłsudski reshaped the Intermarium’s configuration and proposed a cooperation project, that failed entirely. Also, the article presents the Romanian vision on filling the vacuum of power between Russia and Germany.