A Central European country that has suffered immensely through the centuries because of being coveted by larger neighbors. The reputation of Poles being stupid came from them being willing to fight for their country and their freedom when they had no chance in hell of winning. Poland, contrary to popular belief, is a very cultured country that has produced many great scientists, authors, artists, writers, film directors, etc. Poland is now in the European Union. The most negative thing about Poland, however, is the lingering tradition of antisemitism that has survived even though Poland has almost no Jews. This is ironic because Poland before the Russians came in was not as anti-semitic as other European countries ; the Russians introduced the virus of antisemitism into Poland and unfortunately it remained. It probably thrived because of Poles' pride in their Catholicism (even under Communist rule the church remained strong) causing them to look suspiciously upon non-Catholics. Nevertheless Poland has made many great contributions to the world, and perhaps the greatest was the Polish Resistance fighting the Nazis when they had no hope of prevailing against Hitler's war machine. Millions of Poles died in the Nazi concentration camps built on Polish soil. Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, with the backing of the Polish Pope John Paul II, helped bring down Communism ; Poland was the first communist country to return to democratic rule.
The world owes Poland a debt of gratitude for the contributions of Poles in fighting Nazi Germany
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.
...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.
For all of those who don't know anything about Poland here is something i learned about it myself:
Counrty located in excact center of geographical Europe. Borders in the west with Germany, Czech Rep. and Slovakia in the South, Ukraine , Beleruss and Latvia on the East.
Polish people, according to the studies, are the most intellingent population in Europe thanks to their great, yet strickt, educational system.
Though the government and economic situation are not in the best shape, Poland made lots of significant changes in their 14 years of transision time. Great country to make investmentsdue to their friendly foreign trade and investment policies.
Poland have in majority friendly citizens, crime is significant low compared to other countries, yet POLAND is number one counry in Europe with the biggest auto theft.
Poland is about to join the European Union in MAy 2004 hoping for new bussines oppurtunities.
Poland is part of NATO, since 1999.
Poles have one of the best Navy in Europe, precised air force, but non uptaded army. Home of the best special forces in Europe called GROM.
I visit this county three times already , and myself being born in Switzerland i have to say that i give them props for building their country the way they are, eversince they changed their government to democratic.
And yes, those Polish girls are hot!!
Poland is the a brave counrty with very long history.
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
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.
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-