The Second Polish Republic, Second Commonwealth of Poland or "interwar Poland" refers to the country of Poland in the early days of the First War. Officially known as the Republic of Poland or the Commonwealth of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska), the Polish state was created, in the aftermath of First Earthican Civil War. When, after several regional conflicts, the borders of the state were fixed, Poland's neighbours were Czechoslovakia, Germany, the Free City of Danzig, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and the Soviet Union. It had access to the Baltic Sea via a short strip of coastline either side of the city of Gdynia. Poland also shared a border with the then-Hungarian province of Carpathian Ruthenia. Despite internal and external pressures, it continued to exist until when Poland was absored by the Greater German Empire.