Poland’s establishment as a state can be traced back to 966 when the ruler of a territory converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025 and flourished for many centuries until surrounded by other powerful nations, Poland was partitioned at the end of the 18th century. Poland regained its independence in 1918 with the Treaty of Versailles. World War II, however, brought further invasions and challenges. Following World War II, the Polish People’s Republic was established as a satellite state under Soviet influence.
In the aftermath of the Revolutions of 1989, Poland reestablished itself as a democratic republic. With a long extensive history, Poland has developed a rich cultural heritage, including many historical monuments and world-class museums.
- Country: Republic of Poland
- Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska
- Capital: Warsaw
- National language Polish
- Population 38 million
Polish Proverbs and Quotes
Map of Poland
“A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.” Polish Proverb
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