Poland's independence was at stake, the people feared one thing more than anyhting, the Soviets, they would do whatever it took to be free from their communist ways.
Marian Zyndram-Koscialkowski entered the first of the tri monthly meetings with a sad face.
"gentlemen, we can no longer ignore the fact that One day, the soviets will come and try to take back what they consider to be theirs, that is us, we must upgrade our military at once, we are a people who will fight to the last man, rather than submit to the commies."
The head of science stood:
"My lord, we have begun research into the Encirclement destruction doctrine, for i believe that although we may not have a large army, we can train them up to be something the commies will fear."
"of course, i am also calling for conscription, we must now draft soldiers into the army, the security of the state is at stake, and i advise that the armies are moved to the eastern border"
The head of the army perked up;
"but my lord, that would leave our borders to the germans open, that is madness!"
"the soviets are an unmatchable power, we must divert our forces"
"i propose we split the armies, send half to the west, and half to the east, should we start losing ground, we withdraw all forces to warsaw"
Marian pondered this..
"very well, make it so, is there anything else?"
The home defense minister stood up
"my lord, i believe we should construct land fortifications in Warsaw, if you intend to fall bak to warsaw if things go for the worst"
"very well, now be aware that germany is breaching her terms on the versailles agreement, we should be wary of them.
Well if thats all, i will see you all in March, goodbye gentlemen"
Marian greets the commitee
"hello gentlemen and welcome back, we must now discuss the matters of the last three months, who shalt begin?"
The home security officer stood:
"The soviets have been building up heavily on our border, they have a larger army than us on our border alone, we must look to the quality of our armies above all else"
"I agree, next?"
"My lord, in february Turkey ceeded to the Soviets demands and handed Kars over to them"
"damn, the soviets grow stronger with every passing moment, next?"
The treasurer stands:
"my lord, we are a little over budget in the areas of Military conscription, and research"
"i will allow that, we cannot slow down or all could be lost"
the foreign relations manager handed in his report on important matters:
"My lord, The Netherlands elected left in their election, this shows that they are not partial to the national socialists, this is pleasing, we need friends to the west of germany, god frobid their whole attention should turn to us.
Also on the 13th of March, Italy's war with Ethiopia was over, Ethiopia was annexed"
"does that really concern us? our main foe is Stalin"
"well the italians have a similar out look to the germans, we foresee that the two may ally in the future, if italy gets stronger, then germany gets potentially stronger"
"very well, anything else?"
"ok then we will meet up again in June"