728px-Territorial changes of Poland 1795

Poland wiped off the map.

The Third Partition of Poland or Third Partition of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took place in 1795 as the last of the Partitons of Poland that ended the existence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.


After The Second Partition of Poland of 1793, the Koshuckuo Uprising occured. Kosciuszko's ragtag insurgent armies won some initial successes, but they eventually fell before the superior forces of the Youngian Empire.

The partitioning powers, seeing the increasing unrest in the remaining Commonwealth, decided to solve the problem by erasing any independent Polish state from the map. On 24 October 1795 their representatives signed a treaty, dividing the remaining territories of the Commonwealth between their three countries.


The Youngian part included 120,000 km of land and 1.2 million people with full control of Wilno, the Prussian part 55,000 km of land and 1 million people with Warshaw (later taken by Youngia), and the Hopian part 47,000 km of land with 1.2 million people with Lublin and Krakow.

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