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
Poland - CIA World Fact Book
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Poland - Factors to Watch May 24 - Daily Mail

Poland - Factors to Watch May 24
Daily Mail
Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 2 hours):. TAX COLLECTION. The finance ministry is working on new legislation that will force firms ...



No, Polish Cavalry Never Attacked Nazi Tanks, Irate Poland Tells ... - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

No, Polish Cavalry Never Attacked Nazi Tanks, Irate Poland Tells ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Two weeks ago, CNBC's Mad Money show did a segment on the ailing health of department stores around the country — not normally grist for diplomats ...

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Understanding Poland's Retreat From Costly Swiss-Loan Fix - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Understanding Poland's Retreat From Costly Swiss-Loan Fix
Bloomberg
Poland's banks, regulators and lawmakers have been locked in a yearlong argument over how to unwind $42 billion in foreign-currency loans without destabilizing the economy. Lenders want to focus their efforts on the neediest foreign-currency mortgage ...

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Poland, Singapore leaders hail strong relations - The Straits Times

New Jersey Herald

Poland, Singapore leaders hail strong relations
The Straits Times
President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Polish President Andrzej Duda, with Mrs Mary Tan and Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda, at an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday. The Singapore President ended his state visit to Poland yesterday, ...
Singapore, Poland presidents want more economic tiesNew Jersey Herald

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An interview with alleged KickassTorrents founder in his jail cell in ... - The Verge

The Verge

An interview with alleged KickassTorrents founder in his jail cell in ...
The Verge
In July 2016, Artem Vaulin left Ukraine for a vacation to Iceland with his family, but he never made it to his destination. During a layover in Poland, Vaulin — the ...

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Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis - The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis
The Times of Israel
WARSAW, Poland — A school in Poland unveiled a plaque Tuesday that commemorates 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free ...

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UPS opens new parcel facility in Poland - Post and Parcel

UPS opens new parcel facility in Poland
Post and Parcel
Poland is an important market for UPS and in the first quarter of this year we grew our export volume by more than 20%,” said Pavel Adamovsky, country manager, UPS Poland. “This investment demonstrates our long-standing commitment to helping our ...

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Poland, Struthers among schools bolting AAC - Youngstown Vindicator

Poland, Struthers among schools bolting AAC
Youngstown Vindicator
Girard, Hubbard, Jefferson, Lakeview, Niles, Poland and Struthers all submitted letters to withdraw from the All-American Conference on Tuesday. Those schools and South Range will be part of the NorthEast 8 Conference beginning in the fall of 2018.

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Poland teen arrested, admits she had drugs in her underwear - Youngstown Vindicator

Poland teen arrested, admits she had drugs in her underwear
Youngstown Vindicator
A Poland teenager being booked into the Mahoning County jail on numerous charges faces an additional felony charge after admitting she had a bag of marijuana hidden in her underwear. Anelisa Vitucci, 19, of Howell Drive, Poland, was charged with ...

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New Europe: Poland unveils new defence strategy - Focus News

Focus News

New Europe: Poland unveils new defence strategy
Focus News
Warsaw. Poland's latest defence strategy cites the country's membership in the European Union and Nato as key to security, while Russia is described as the biggest threat. The new strategy, called the Concept of Defence of the Republic of Poland, was ...

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