Poland

Country Poland
Capital Warsaw
Continent Europe
Currency ZÅ‚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
Poland - BBC
Poland - National Geographic
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Poland's plan to buy Patriot headed toward derailment? - DefenseNews.com

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Poland's plan to buy Patriot headed toward derailment?
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WASHINGTON -- Poland's plan to buy Patriot air-and-missile defense systems from the U.S. Army could be headed toward derailment following recent discussions between the two governments on how much technology can actually be shared with Poland ...



Poland - Factors to Watch June 28 - Daily Mail

Poland - Factors to Watch June 28
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):. DEBT. A pilot issue of treasury bonds for Poland's Bank Guarantee Fund will help cover ...



Poland to receive less funds from EU? - Radio Poland :: News from ... - thenews.pl

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Poland to receive less funds from EU? - Radio Poland :: News from ...
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The European Commission is set to shortly present its new draft budget, with Poland likely to receive less than expected, according to unofficial information ...
'Poland Drifting Away From EU' Amid Refugee Spat - Sputnik ...Sputnik International
Poland's Pharma Market to Reach $11 Billion by 2021 ...Pharmaceutical Executive (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Schutz Opens New Factory in Poland - FoodIngredientsFirst

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Schutz Opens New Factory in Poland
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Roland Straßburger, Schütz CEO, and Zbigniew Zietkowski, General Manager Schütz Polska Sp. z o.o., welcomed guests from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Russia, Austria and Germany. In their speeches, representatives of ...



Why DMACK won't repeat its 2016 Rally Poland shock - WRC ... - autosport.com

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Why DMACK won't repeat its 2016 Rally Poland shock - WRC ...
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DMACK is unlikely to repeat its 2016 dominance of Rally Poland this weekend as that was achieved with a bespoke tyre, says its World Rally Championship ...

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Mayer, Poland Junction under evacuation as Goodwin Fire grows to 4400 acres - KPNX 12 News TV

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Mayer, Poland Junction under evacuation as Goodwin Fire grows to 4400 acres
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Tuesday afternoon, the evacuation order was extended to Mayer, Chaparral Hills and Poland Junction. The Breezy Pines subdivision, the area north of Goodwin-Mayer Road and west of Highway 69 from Mayer to Poland Junction are also under evacuation.

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Poland graduates told to be themselves - The Times Telegram

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Poland graduates told to be themselves
The Times Telegram
POLANDPoland Central School District Class of 2017 valedictorian Sarah Braunlich began her graduation speech by highlighting the progress the graduates made from when they started school to now. She said graduates will take Poland with them as ...



Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip - BBC News

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Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip
BBC News
German Muslim schoolgirls who went on a visit to Holocaust memorials in eastern Poland say they were racially abused by locals during their trip. The girls, from a Berlin school, spoke on Deutschlandfunk radio about their experience. Four were wearing ...

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Wolf Theiss supports women's entrepreneurs in Poland - The Lawyer (registration)

Wolf Theiss supports women's entrepreneurs in Poland
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Wolf Theiss has partnered with the Women's Entrepreneurship Foundation in Poland, as part of its long-term commitment to support professional development and social capital among women. The new collaborative effort was launched on 21 June with a ...



Poland's Immoral Refugee Policy by Slawomir Sierakowski - Project ... - Project Syndicate

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Poland's Immoral Refugee Policy by Slawomir Sierakowski - Project ...
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By comparing today's Poles to the Holocaust's Jewish victims, and today's refugees to the Nazis, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has demonstrated yet again ...

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