On the eve of the 18th century Augustus II (the Strong) occupied the throne of the Commonwealth. He wasn’t legally elected by the nobility, and his various machinations dragged Poland-Lithuania into wars with Sweden and Russia. via Considerations on the Government of Poland by Jean-Jacques�Rousseau « Res Publica.
Discover Poland TV is a collection of videos about Poland for English speaking audience. Some of the videos there will be a good addition to this blog. They cover history and Poles, as well as tourist places and cultural events. via Discover Poland TV « Res Publica.
The official name of the country was Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was referred to in Latin as Regnum Poloniae Magnusque Ducatus Lithuaniae. more at The Most Serene Republic – Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania « Res Publica.