The events of 1931 presaged forthcoming reassessments on the international scene, and this was not lost on Warsaw. On 7 March 1932, while opening a conference of Polish envoys to Central European countries, which he himself convened, Undersecretary of State Józef Beck sought to define a new development which he called a 'revisionism in international relations' aiming at the established 'political convention' founded along the Versailles and Washington lines. He also referred to the previous year's 'momentous events', even though they may have looked fairly insignificant from just several months' perspective. But Beck had no doubts that the consequences of these developments would make themselves felt. For the time being, they were delayed by the great depression which determined moves on the international arena and affected diplomatic activity all almost all countries, Poland included. The Polish Institute for International Affairs has recently brought out a collection of Polish diplomatic documents from 1931, mostly not published before. They throw light on urgent questions concerning international issues and Polish diplomatic activities in that particular year.
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