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Tomenable
07-18-2019, 07:03 PM
This little known fragment of West Pomerania was part of Poland until 1772 (while it is usually said that Poland lost West Pomerania already during the High Middle Ages):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draheim

"Draheim (German: Starostei Draheim) or Drahim (Polish: Starostwo Drahimskie) was a starostwo (crown territory) of the Polish Kingdom. Pawned to Brandenburg-Prussia in 1657, it was directly incorporated into the Kingdom of Prussia in 1772."

During times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Drahim belonged to Poznań Voivodeship:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pozna%C5%84_Voivodeship_(14th_century_to_1793)

Fragments about Drahim from the 1841 book by Leon Plater, titled "Opisanie wojewˇdztwa poznańskiego" ("Description of the [pre-1772] Poznań Voivodeship"), in Polish:

http://rcin.org.pl/Content/53946/WA51_23107_PTG802-r1841_Opisanie-woj-poznans.pdf

In the 19th century, this area was part of Regierungsbezirk K÷slin (Departament Koźliński, Koźlin was archaic Polish name for K÷slin; while now the city is called Koszalin):

https://i.imgur.com/nA9e3rT.png

https://i.imgur.com/TDL57S0.png

https://i.imgur.com/jvUCUnt.png

Map showing approximate borders of Land of Drahim, to the south it bordered with Land of Wałcz (Krone):

https://i.imgur.com/m0QtXXi.png

Drawsko (Dratzig) Lake:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-P7YHDWagw

The town of Czaplinek:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fu095wq3xE

Stare Drawsko / Drahim:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLl63_7sdX4

Tomenable
07-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Thanks to Polish rule the Land of Drahim was the last bastion of Catholic faith in West Pomerania:

https://www.kul.pl/files/845/pdf/szady_geografia_struktur_2010.pdf

https://i.imgur.com/AgtROoI.png