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  Poland Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Poland - Land Use from the CIA Atlas of Eastern Europe 1990 (138K)
Poland - Population Density from the CIA Atlas of the Eastern Europe 1990 (123K)
Poland Maps from the Atlas of Eastern Europe, August 1990
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/poland.html   (154 words)

Poland is bordered to the north by the Baltic Sea, to the northeast by Russia and Lithuania, and to the east by Belarus and Ukraine.
Poland's relief was formed by the actions of Ice Age glaciers, which advanced and receded over the northern part of the country several times during the Pleistocene Epoch (1,600,000 to 10,000 years ago).
Poland: A Handbook (1977; originally published in Polish, 2nd ed., 1977), is a comprehensive reference source written by Polish authors and published in Poland for readership outside the country.
www.nd.edu /~kielbasa/poland.htm   (9198 words)

  Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
Poland began to form into a recognizable unitary and territorial entity around the middle of the 10th century under the Piast dynasty.
Poland's first historically documented ruler, Mieszko I, was baptized in 966, adopting Catholic Christianity as the country's new official religion, to which the bulk of the population converted in the course of the next century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poland   (4067 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poland revolted from the empire, and the Polish Church began a reform in accordance with Gregory's decrees.
The Church of Poland took part, it is true, in the Synod of Constance, at which Hus was burnt, but had not the strength to oppose effectively the reactionary tendency of the nobility, which sought to use heresy as a counterpoise to the influence of the Church.
The head of the Catholic Church in Poland was the Archbishop of Gnesen, primate of the kingdom and legatus nalus.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12181a.htm   (17006 words)

 Poland - Simple English Wikipedia
Poland (Polish: Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Template:Audio-pl), is a country in Central Europe.
It is beside Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
Poland began to form into a country around the middle of the 10th century in the Piast dynasty.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poland   (1580 words)

 Poland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Poland’s main rivers (including the Vistula, the Oder, the Warta, and the Western Bug) are connected to the Baltic Sea and are important traffic lanes.
In 1697 the elector of Saxony was chosen king of Poland as Augustus II by a minority faction supported by Czar Peter I. Augustus allied himself with Russia and Denmark against Charles XII of Sweden.
The Sovietization of Poland was accelerated; in 1949, Soviet Marshall Konstantin Rokossovsky was made minister of defense and commander in chief of the Polish army.
www.bartleby.com /65/po/Poland.html   (4078 words)

Josef Pilsudski became the new leader of Poland and during the Russian Civil War his army made considerable gains and the Soviet-Polish Treaty of Riga (1921) left Poland in control of substantial areas of Lithuania, Belorussia and the Ukraine.
Poland was the obvious choice as it was in the east and included areas of land taken from Germany by the Treaty of Versailles.
Our obligations to Poland will of course be honoured; not only because our pledged word has been given, but also because it is now universally understood that something of much greater significance is at stake than the determination of one frontier or even the freedom of one people, however brave.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUSpoland.htm   (5802 words)

 Brief history of Poland
The Kingdom of Poland is marked in white; Russia - in green, Austria - in yellow and Prussia - in blue.
The Tzars gave it relatively much autonomy and created the new Kingdom of Poland there (but dependent on Russia) whereas the former eastern parts of Poland were directly incorporated into the Empire (and the populace of the Byzantine Catholics living there was forced to "convert" to Eastern Orthodox).
Poland was attacked by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
www.polishroots.org /genpoland/polhistory.htm   (881 words)

 Poland (03/07)
Poland was the first former centrally planned economy in central Europe to end its recession and return to growth in the early 1990s.
Poland's top national security goal is to further integrate with NATO and other west European defense, economic, and political institutions while modernizing and reorganizing its military.
Poland continues to be a regional leader in support and participation in the NATO Partnership for Peace Program and has actively engaged most of its neighbors and other regional actors to build stable foundations for future European security arrangements.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2875.htm   (4742 words)

Poland are given a warm welcome on their return from the World Cup and coach Jerzy Engel will discover his fate on Friday.
As Poland head in to their final game, the media back home is convinced a new coach is needed, and preferably one from abroad.
Poland coach Jerzy Engel says his team's early World Cup exit is the fault of those on the pitch.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport3/worldcup2002/hi/team_pages/poland/default.stm   (261 words)

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Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic (commonly referred to as Slovakia), and Hungary are members of the Visegrad Group, created in February 1991 at the northern Hungarian town of Visegrad.
Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Hungary can now attend EU meetings with observer status and will become full members on May 1, 2004, assuming the treaty is ratified in each country.
Poland is the exception, where coal accounted for 93% of the country's primary energy production in 2001, and remains one of the country's most important employers.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/poland.html   (4347 words)

When Poland was partitioned between Russia, Prussia and Austria-Hungary in 1795, inter-communal relations began to deteriorate as the foreign powers implemented the principle divide et impera.
Poland was the only country in Europe where the death penalty was imposed for assisting a person of Jewish origin.
Cases of ethnic tension have been reported in south-west Poland, where the German ethnic minority is mainly concentrated, and in south-east Poland, where there is a significant Ukrainian minority.
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive1/poland/poland.htm   (3069 words)

 Poland travel guide - Wikitravel
Poland regained its independence on November 11th, 1918 with the end of the World War I. Soon, in 1920-21, the newly-reborn country was urged to fight for its borders again, this time defending itself from a Soviet invasion.
Nowadays, Poland is a democratic country with a stable economy and a not-so-stable political scene Poland has been a member of NATO since 1999 and European Union since May 2004, when it joined with 9 other countries.
As Poland is a member of the European Union, citizens of the EU and of the countries belonging to the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), as well as Swiss nationals, can enter Poland with a valid passport or identity card.
wikitravel.org /en/Poland   (7188 words)

 Poland Hotel - Travel Poland Website - Discount hotels reservations. Best deals on Warsaw hotels & Krakow hotels.
Warsaw is capital city of Poland, but also Warsaw is the biggest city in the country.
Zakopane is located in Tatra Mountains at the southern border of Poland in district called Podhale, so it isn`t hard to guess that Zakopane is also called "the winter capitol of Poland".
Gdansk is part of what is called in Poland the Tricity (three cities Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot are treated as one aglomeration) is one of the most important cities in history of Poland.
www.travelpoland.com   (341 words)

 WTO | Poland - Member information
Poland has been a member of WTO since 1 July 1995.
Poland’s existing goods schedules will be revised in due course as a result of its entry into the European Union.
Poland’s existing services schedules will be revised in due course as a result of its entry into the European Union.
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/poland_e.htm   (280 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poland's economy is 58.8 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 87th freest economy.
Poland is ranked 35th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is much lower than the regional average.
Poland's struggle for freedom from the Soviet Union ended in 1990, with Solidarity sweeping parliament and the presidency.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Poland   (871 words)

 Tours to Poland – Tours and Travel Services – Polish Tours by StayPoland Travel
Our Polish tours are scheduled to show the most interesting places and aspects of Poland.
From April to October we run a series of escorted tours of Poland: six types of seven to twelve days' trips are organised on guaranteed dates.
- The key to Poland is on your keyboard.
www.staypoland.com /travel-to-poland.htm   (120 words)

 ESPNsoccernet: Poland Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poland and Ukraine today won the race to host the European Championships in 2012 after beating off bids from Italy and Croatia-Hungary.
Poland moved top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group A with a 5-0 demolition of Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Poland coach Leo Beenhakker, wrestling with several injury concerns, called two players into his squad on Tuesday for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Portugal.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=471&cc=5901   (290 words)

 Poland - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Poland did, however, save Western Europe from the barbarity of the Ottoman Empire by massacring 300 000 turkish soldiers who were gypsying around the environs of Vienna, looking for work.
Poland is also regarded as Europe's Mexico, which means that hordes of polish emigrants venture out to far corners of Europe.
Poland's main contribution to the world is that it happens to be a big flat place right in the middle of Europe, just perfect for having wars on.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Poland   (2608 words)

 Poland: Renaissance & Reconstruction
Poland's Christians regard Holy Week and Easter as the most important time of the year.
It was Poland's religious tolerance beginning in the 13th Century that attracted a large population of European Jews, who later sadly fell victims to the Holocaust.
But much of what are considered typical Jewish dishes today have their roots in the dishes of Poland and Eastern Europe, and the passion for warmth and hospitality of Poles around the world graciously extends its foods well beyond its borders.
www.globalgourmet.com /destinations/poland/poland.html   (371 words)

 GlobaLex - Poland-- Legal Research Guide
The executive power is vested in the President of Poland and the Council of Ministers and the judicial power is vested in courts and tribunals.
The competent organs to issue the regulations are the President of Republic of Poland, the Council of Ministers, the National Broadcasting Council, the Chairman of the Committee who is a member of the Council of Ministers, and the minister that manages the relevant area of public administration.
President of the Republic of Poland is the supreme representative of the
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Poland.htm   (2177 words)

 Polish History: chapter/book-length sites
A history of Poland illustrated with historical paintings: five webpages and 26 sections.
A history of Poland, primarily in the realm of diplomatic and military actions, in seven sections.
In outline form the site seeks to answer the question: "What was Poland in 1918?" The result is a longer answer than: "A state without clearly defined borders which hadn't existed for 123 years.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /web/history/overview/link.shtml   (625 words)

 European Countries - Poland
King Jan III Sobieski of Poland broke the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, ending the threat of a possible occupation of western Europe.
Poland’s traditional dishes include beetroot soup, cabbage rolls (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice) and pierogi (dumplings stuffed with cabbage and mushrooms, for example).
Poland's official website is divided into three main sections corresponding to three target audiences: travellers, business people and info-seekers.
europa.eu /abc/european_countries/eu_members/poland/index_en.htm   (361 words)

 Poland Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide
Central Poland is split into northern lowlands and southern uplands, including the Kraków-Wielun Upland with its limestone areas, caves and medieval castles.
Poland is a nation with a proud cultural heritage, and theatre, music and opera companies abound.
Poland is a member of the European Union and has achieved success in creating a market economy and attracting foreign investment.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/226/country_guide/Europe/Poland.html   (266 words)

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