Ludowe Wojsko Polskie (Pronounced: [lu'dɔvɛ 'vɔjskɔ 'pɔlskʲe]; lit: Peoples' Army of Poland, LWP) was the second formation of the Polish Armed Forces in the East (1943-1945) and later the armed force (1945-1989) of the Polish communist government of Poland (since 1952, the People's Republic of Poland). Polish Armed Forces in the East (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Wschodzie (or Polish Army in USSR) refers to military units composed of Poles created in the Soviet Polish communists can trace their origins to early 1800s as is the case in nearby countries The People's Republic of Poland or Polish People's Republic ( Polish: Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa, PRL Russian
The name Ludowe Wojsko Polskie (Peoples' Army of Poland) was commonly used by communist propaganda, although in fact the official name of those formations were: Armia Polska w ZSRR (Polish Army in USSR) from 1943-1944, Wojsko Polskie (Polish Army) and Siły Zbrojne Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej (Military Forces of Rzeczpospolita Polska) from 1944-1952 and since 1952 the official name of LWP in Polish was Siły Zbrojne Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej (Military Forces of Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa). The Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland (also known as July Constitution or Constitution of 1952 was passed on 22 July 1952 Polish ( język polski, polszczyzna) is the Official language of Poland. The People's Republic of Poland or Polish People's Republic ( Polish: Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa, PRL Russian
During the Second World War its two major commands were the Polish First Army and the Polish Second Army. The Polish First Army (Pierwsza Armia Wojska Polskiego 1 AWP for short was a Polish Army unit formed in the Soviet Union in 1944 from previously existing Polish I Corps The Polish Second Army ( Polish: Druga Armia Wojska Polskiego, 2 The Polish First Army participated in the seizure of Poland in 1944-45 by Soviets from Nazi forces and both armies took part in overrunning eastern Germany in 1945. LWP units were organized after the Soviet pattern. A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia. Until the fall of communism the army prestige continued to fall, as it was used by the communist government to suppress opposition. "Fall of Communism" redirects here For the fall of the Soviet Union itself see History of the Soviet Union (1985–1991.
After the war the Polish Army was reorganized into six military districts. Military districts are formations of a state's armed forces (often of the Army which are responsible for a certain area of territory It was prepared to defend the country against a possible new invasion from the West (based on the plan by Stefan Mossor). Stefan Mossor (1896 - 1957 was a Polish general Member of the Polish Legions. In late 40s and early 50s the Polish Army was under the command of Soviet general Konstantin Rokossovsky and was increasingly tied into the Soviet structures. Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovskiy (Рокоссо́вский Константи́н Константи́нович Konstanty Ksawerowicz Rokossowski ( &ndash August 3 1968 was This process was however stopped in the aftermath of the Polish October in 1956. Polish October, also known as October 1956, Polish thaw, or Gomułka thaw, refers to the change in the Polish internal political scene in