Poland really came through hard times. Since end of medieval times it was the most powerful country in Europe for several centuries ( from Baltic sea to Black sea ), than - as You can see from today UK and USA, when it's too good, people go nuts from richness so stupidity and laziness become common. Poles were so strong in those times that they managed to change Russian ruler for their own man somewhere about 1600's. Hitler or Napoleon weren't able to do it. John III Sobieski rescued Vienna, and Europe by the way, from Muslim invasion. Austrians thanked Poles 200 hundred years later and, together with Germany and Russia, did partitioning of Poland making it disappear from Europe's maps for 123 years. But Poles didn't gave up, and after I war fought back their country. Than, after about 10 years of freedom II World War began, and Germans attacked it, and after several months so did Russians. Two great powers of those times attacked weak and just recreated country from both sides. There was no hope for winning. Abandoned by it's cowardly and short-sighted allies - UK and France, Poland felt again. And once again, Poles help to fight against Nazis in nearly every European battle and all what they got was another betrayal when it was left by Churchil and Roosvelt for Stalin's Soviet Union. After the fall of communism ( You already guess who started it ) Poland was poor and debted. Yet somehow after only 30 years after communism it still has best economy in Europe in times of global crisis which began in USA.

So if You are asking why Poles go and live in UK and all other western countries, the answer is very simple. Because they can have better and easier life among lazy and uneducated people. Life taught them not to demand to much to be happy, ( big houses, shiny bullshit cars - who needs that ) just basic stuff and family. The problem in Poland is, that still after all those years of communism there's a big mess there. Taxes (3rd in Europe) are very high to pay all those debts and keep the high rate of development, at expense of people. And who wants to live in such country. You have only one life.
If Poles from Poland weren't so brave and straightforward You would now be speaking Arabic and do everyday reading of Koran, my European friend.

Lets face it, this polish bloke from Poland, who has a master degree, works 4 times faster and better than me, and is still happy getting minimum wage. What's wrong with me ?
by Dzidek Dzidecki July 19, 2009
An Eastern European country whose inhabitants, contrary to popular opinon, are NOT DUMB. Polish citizens, in fact, have won Nobel Peace Prizes in every category, and Polish scientists, philosophers, explorers, and mathematicians have made numerous beneficial contributions to their respective fields (ultraviolet light; the set theory; semantic language theory). Marie Curie (née Sklodowska), the esteemed chemist, was a Pole. Poland also, naturally, has the most attractive women.
Poland used to possess the most powerful army in Europe.
by N.B. November 01, 2003
...and remember: during the Second World War Poland was occupied by nazi Germany, and germans, not poles, build concentration camps (like Auschwitz-Birkenau) on polish soil to kill jews and polish in the act of genocide. THOSE WERE GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS, NOT POLISH!
Over 2,000,000 jews and polish were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau by germans.
by indigo February 15, 2005
Wonderful country in eastern Europe. Good food also. Some of the most intelligent people I know are from poland. Very nice country.
Polish chicks are hot
by australian February 27, 2005
The first country to defeat the Soviet Union in war. The country that defeated the Teutonic knights, ending German supremacy for hundreds of years. The occupied nation with the largest Nazi resistance movement in World War II. The first Eastern Bloc country to break free of communism. The second country in the world with a written constitution (after the U.S.), and the first in Europe.

Not to mention their rather extremely beautiful women.
I'm not Polish, but they've got one of the most interesting histories in the world.
by mtrisk July 22, 2005
Poland is a great country. And for those people think it takes three of them screw in a light bulb, well... you're wrong. Poland has provided many intelligent people to the world.
Although i was born in America, i have 100% Polish blood, and I'm proud of it.

-And the girls really are hot-
by Kielbasa April 19, 2004
Something that John Kerry forgot.
George W. Bush: He forgot Poland.
by TheEye5000 February 08, 2005
a country in middle Europe
Copernicus was born in Poland.
by Stoper[FSO] June 11, 2003

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