Is there a link between war and nation?
Which role did the First World War play in Polish (or Ukrainian) nation building?
Which role did the Polish-Ukrainian War of 1918/19 play in Polish and Ukrainian nation building? Do you think this example is typical for Eastern Europe?
How did the Russian Revolution affect Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian nation building?
Subtelny, Orest, Ukraine. A History, 3rd ed. (Toronto/Buffalo/London 2000), pp. 339-379 [= Chapter18: ‘War and Revolution’, Chapter 19: ‘The Ukrainian Revolution’].
Davies, Norman, God’s Playground. A History of Poland, vol. II: 1795 to the Present (New York, 2005 ), pp. 279-290 [= Chapter 18: ‘Feniks: The Rebirth of the Polish State (1914-1918)’].
Westwood, J.N., Endurance and Endeavour. Russian History 1812-1992, 4th ed. (Oxford, 1993), pp. 207-282 [= Chapter 9: ‘Empire’s Last War’, Chapter 10: ‘1917’, Chapter 11: ‘The Civil War’].
Eley, Geoff, ‘Remapping the Nation: War, Revolutionary Upheaval and State Formation in Eastern Europe, 1914-1923’, in H. Aster and P. J. Potichny (eds), Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective (Edmonton, 1990), pp. 205-246.