Poland

Country Poland
Capital Warsaw
Continent Europe
Currency ZĹ‚oty(PLN)
Languages Polish & Kashubian

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Introduction

Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland amongst themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force and by 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe, but Poland still faces the lingering challenges of high unemployment, underdeveloped and dilapidated infrastructure, and a poor rural underclass. Solidarity suffered a major defeat in the 2001 parliamentary elections when it failed to elect a single deputy to the lower house of Parliament, and the new leaders of the Solidarity Trade Union subsequently pledged to reduce the Trade Union's political role. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

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Poland - Wikipedia
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Poland breaks with EU, voices empathy with US stance on Iran - Washington Post

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Poland breaks with EU, voices empathy with US stance on Iran
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WARSAW, Poland — Polish leaders are planning to defend the U.S. government's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union, where the decision has been strongly criticized. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Tuesday that Poland ...
Poland Breaks With EU on Iran Deal, Plans to Defend US StanceHaaretz
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Poland plans to build 22 new bridges - thenews.pl

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Poland plans to build 22 new bridges
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The bridges will cost PLN 2.3 billion (EUR 536m, USD 633m) in total, state broadcaster Polish Radio's IAR news agency reported. Morawiecki said that for the last 25 years Poland had not had balanced development, with large urban areas growing faster ...



Olga Tokarczuk of Poland Wins Man Booker International Prize ... - New York Times

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Olga Tokarczuk of Poland Wins Man Booker International Prize ...
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LONDON — “Flights,” a philosophical rumination on modern-day travel by the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, won the Man Booker International Prize for works of ...
Poland's Olga Tokarczuk Is This Year's Man Booker International Prize Winner for FlightsTIME
Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International PrizeWashington Post
BREAKING: Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prizethenews.pl

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Poland issues new coin to mark centenary of independence - thenews.pl

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Poland issues new coin to mark centenary of independence
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The country this year marks the centenary of re-emerging as an independent state. Up to 38.42 million new coins are being put into circulation, a number reflecting the size of Poland's population. Barbara Jaroszek, the head of the issuing department at ...



Poland backs Trump on Iran - Arutz Sheva

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Poland backs Trump on Iran
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, according to the report, that Poland wants to be an "informal go-between" and to explain to EU members and U.S. officials the positions of the other. The Polish government's mediation offer departs ...

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Poland World Cup guide: Squad, record, path to final,manager, team news, latest odds and star man - The Sun

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Poland World Cup guide: Squad, record, path to final,manager, team news, latest odds and star man
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AFTER a long 12-year absence Poland are planning on returning to the World Cup with a bang. With Robert Lewandowski proving himself lethal as they topped their qualifying group ahead of Denmark, the Poles have a real chance of causing an upset in ...



Video Campaign Aims To Unify Poland Through The Power Of Bread - NPR

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Video Campaign Aims To Unify Poland Through The Power Of Bread
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Salti is participating in a new Polish campaign called Nasz Chleb Powszedni, or "Our Daily Bread," which aims to inspire tolerance and understanding in Poland by having people from five marginalized groups — gays, Jews, Muslims, refugees and black ...



Poland lifts the taxes on cryptocurrencies! - AMBCrypto - AMBCrypto

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Poland lifts the taxes on cryptocurrencies! - AMBCrypto
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The Finance Ministry for Poland has released a new statement giving an update on the country's taxation laws, much to the delight of Poland's cryptocurrency ...

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Airbus withdraws treaty claim against Poland - GAR

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Airbus withdraws treaty claim against Poland
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Dutch aerospace company Airbus has withdrawn an intra-EU investment treaty claim against Poland over a cancelled US$3.5 billion helicopter deal, reportedly citing the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice in Achmea v Slovakia.



Poland, China compete at FIVB Volleyball Nations League - Xinhua

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Poland, China compete at FIVB Volleyball Nations League
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(SP)CHINA-MACAU-VOLLEYBALL-NATIONS LEAGUE-POLAND VS CHINA. Martyna Grajber (2nd-L) of Poland spikes the ball during the FIVB Volleyball Nations League between Poland and China in Macau, south China, May 22, 2018. (Xinhua/Lo Ping Fai) ...