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The aim of the article is to determine the most common means of persuasion used in the Upper Silesian press to influence the Polish-speaking inhabitants of Upper Silesia to vote in favour of joining Poland in the 1921 plebiscite. The campaigning was based on two mechanisms: emphasis on historical and cultural connections with Poland and a negative presentation of Germans and the German state. The Upper Silesian's ties with the Polish nation were stressed by means of such arguments as: the mythdoi:10.31286/jp.100.4.4 fatcat:uxjwhzyq7ffrtckrw7xdaqo6ha