- a republic in E central Europe, on the Baltic Sea. About 121,000 sq. mi. (313,400 sq. km). Capital: Warsaw.
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Examples from the Web for poland
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
My coworker from Poland told me about plackis, which are essentially the same thing as latkes without the Chanukah story.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
The images come from Poland; successful immigrants to America returned with 16mm cameras to film their relatives and shtetls.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust
October 25, 2014
The history of Poland teaches us that peace in the world is not a given.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin
October 12, 2014
Reports have identified the past existence of CIA black sites in on the soil of close allies, such as Poland.White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
August 7, 2014
Who has not heard of the national caps of Poland, Hungary, and Russia?
You have sworn to defend Russia, to defend Poland, by every means in your power!A Nest of Spies
Would Sigismund of Poland have acknowledged him had he been what you say?The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
He had witnessed the downfall of Pitt and the partition of Poland.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
She had been too far in the depths of Poland for Esther to summon up her shade.The Prisoner
- a republic in central Europe, on the Baltic: first united in the 10th century; dissolved after the third partition effected by Austria, Russia, and Prussia in 1795; re-established independence in 1918; invaded by Germany in 1939; ruled by a Communist government from 1947 to 1989, when a multiparty system was introduced; joined the EU in 2004. It consists chiefly of a low undulating plain in the north, rising to a low plateau in the south, with the Sudeten and Carpathian Mountains along the S border. Official language: Polish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: złoty. Capital: Warsaw. Pop: 38 383 809 (2013 est). Area: 311 730 sq km (120 359 sq miles)Polish name: Polska
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Word Origin and History for poland
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
In 1952, Poland became a people's republic on the Soviet model.
In 1989, Solidarity-backed candidates swept to victory in free elections, but Solidarity subsequently declined sharply as a political force.
Poland joined NATO in 1999.
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