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HanginChad 10 points ago +10 / -0

Poland is badass.

  • If it wasn't for them defending western Europe from the Ottoman empire in 1683 all of Europe would be praying 5 times a day while facing mecca now.
  • They have literally been involved in almost every European war in the last 1000 years.
  • They were at one time the biggest European country.
  • They elected their kings.
  • It was the freest country in Europe and was invaded and partitioned because they dared to give all their citizens freedom and equality. That might give peasants in neighboring countries some dangerous ideas.
  • Casimir Pulaski saved George Washington's life and died in the American revolution. Was the father of the American cavalry.
  • General Tadeusz Kościuszko also fought in the American revolution, a friend of Thomas Jefferson, had the property given to him after the war sold in order to buy freedom for slaves.
  • Defeated the Soviets in the Polish Soviet war.
  • Solved the enigma machine, work was continued by the British.
  • Taught the British airforce how to fight in the air.
  • Fought at Monte Cassino and it was their flag that was raised above it.
  • Defeated communism and became an inspiration for other communist nations to do the same.
  • The Winged Hussars.

It was a more influential country on the world stage than most people realize and give it credit for. And it's a really awesome tourist destination.

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0nDaFence 5 points ago +5 / -0

All while having some of THE hardest to defend lands. Little to no natural defenses. Wide open plains which is great for farming and feeding your people.

One of the major reasons why diplomacy and Calvary were and are focuses of the country psyche.

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teleomorph [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

VERY interesting stuff.

Y'know what else is "badass"?

Your username.

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18-to-life 4 points ago +4 / -0

How did you forget to mention the sausage?

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HanginChad 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah, and vodka too.