''. There are also non-ex-Soviet produced versions of the weapon. One example is the Polish (Poland) ZUR-23-2TG, which has improved sights and is armed with "Grom" missiles in addition to the autocannons. Another is the Finnish 23 ItK 95, which is often vehicle mounted, like a technical (technical (fighting vehicle)). '''Anny Ondra''' (May 15, 1903 – February 28, 1987) was a Czech (Czech people) film actress. She was born '''Anna
: books.google.ca books?id d48cOs21Vk4C&pg PA444&dq %22Royal+Road%22+Krakow&sig ACfU3U0ItMb8jVer6P9no9IkD7XdPGecAw Let's Go: Eastern Europe Published by Macmillan, page 444. Let's Go Publications, 2008. It is one of the most famous old districts in Poland today and was the center of Poland's political life from 1038 until King Sigismund III Vasa relocated his court to Warsaw in 1596. The entire medieval old town is among the first sites chosen for the UNESCO's original
World Heritage List, inscribed as ''Cracow's Historic Centre''. Properties inscribed on the World Heritage list, Poland. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Last updated: 3 September 2010 2nd session of the Committee UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Washington, D.C. 5–8 September 1978. The '''Łeba
* Institute of Polish Philology: Polish (Poland) philology, cultural studies, classical philology The '''RWD-10''' was a Polish (Poland) aerobatics sports plane, single-seat parasol wing monoplane, used from 1933 (1933 in aviation) to 1939 (1939 in aviation) by the Polish aviation, constructed by the RWD (RWD (aircraft manufacturer)) team. 200px right thumb Stanisław Haller (Image:Stanisław Haller.PNG) '''Stanisław Haller''' (born 26 April 1872, murdered in April 1940) was a Polish (Poland) politician and general, and cousin of General Józef Haller de Hallenburg. thumb 200px Poland Polish (Image:Krupnik.jpg) Krupnik '''Krupnik''', or Krupnikas as it is known in Lithuanian, is a traditional sweet alcohol similar to a liqueur, based on grain spirit and honey, popular in Poland and Lithuania. Mass produced versions consist of 40%-50% (80-100 proof) alcohol, but traditional versions will use 80% - 100% grain alcohol as the base. Honey, in particular clover honey, is the main ingredient to add sweetness, as well as up to 50 different herbs. There are many versions and some recipes are passed down through generations. It originated in the territories of present day Lithuania and is sometimes heated before being served. thumb KIS replica (Image:Pistolet maszynowy KIS, Muzeum Orła Białego.jpg) '''Kis''' was the name of a Polish (Poland) machine pistol from the time of the Second World War. It was designed and manufactured by engineers in Jan Piwnik's "Ponury" ("Grim") guerrilla unit that was operating in Holy Cross Mountains region. It was probably the only kind of modern firearm that could be manufactured in the forest without the need for sophisticated tools and factory equipment until the Vietnam War, when South Vietnamese blacksmiths copied American firearms. WikiPedia:Poland Commons:Category:Poland Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland
, was the Great Referendary of the Crown (Crown of the Polish Kingdom) (since 1558), the Great Secretary of the Crown (since 1563), bishop of Włocławek (since 1567), archbishop of Gniezno - Primate (Primate (religion)) of Poland (since 1581). Interrex (Interrex (Poland)) in 1586–1587, before the coronation of Sigismund III Vasa. *PZL SW-4 Puszczyk - a Polish (Poland) light single-engine multipurpose helicopter manufactured by PZL Swidnik *PT-91 - a Poland Polish
School. While there, Benda studied under Robert Henri and Edward Penfield. Starting in 1905, Benda was primarily a graphic artist. He illustrated books, short stories, advertising copy, and magazine covers for ''Collier's (Collier's (magazine))'', ''McCall's'', ''Ladies' Home Journal'', ''Good Housekeeping'', ''Theatre Magazine'' and many others. Many publishers regarded Benda as their go-to artist for his dependability and artistic abilities. In his time he
wanted to join a kibbutz, but was turned down as "too weedy". "After setbacks - he was rejected as 'too weedy' when he volunteered for a kibbutz - he became a model citizen." Pallis, Elfi. "Israel Shahak", ''The Guardian'', July 6, 2001. thumb 240px Participants in the 1920 games, with the nations in blue participating for the first time. (Image:1920 Olympic games countries.PNG) A total of 29 nations participated in the Antwerp Games, only one more than in 1912, as Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey were not invited, having lost World War I. From the newly created European states, only Estonia took part, and Czechoslovakia, succeeding Bohemia which had sent athletes prior to World War I as part of the Austrian Empire. Poland was busy with the Polish-Soviet War and therefore was unable to form an Olympic team. Argentina, Finland, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Brazil, Monaco competed as nations at the Olympic Games for the first time. New Zealand, which had competed as part of a combined team with Australia in 1908 and 1912, competed on its own for the first time. '''Elbing''' is a city in Butler County (Butler County, Kansas), Kansas, United States. It is named after the city Elbląg in northern Poland, formerly Prussia. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), the city population was 229. 25% of Readfield residents report English (England) ancestry, 12% French (France), 12% Irish (Ireland), 8% German (Germany), 4% French Canadian, 4% Italian (Italy), 3% Scottish (Scotland), 3% Swedish (Sweden), 2% Scotch-Irish (Scotch-Irish American), 2% American Indian (Native Americans in the United States), 2% Norwegian (Norway), 1% Polish (Poland), 1% Arab (Arabia), 1% Danish (Denmark), 1% Swiss (Switzerland), 1% Lebanese (Lebanon), 1% Welsh (Wales) and 1% Canadian (Canada). An account of the town's early history was written by local historian George Sheldon and published in the late nineteenth century. Sheldon, George (1896). ''A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts.'' Greenfield, Massachusetts: E. A. Hall & Co. By this time, South Deerfield and other New England villages were already absorbing a new wave of Eastern European immigration, particularly from Poland. The new people influenced Deerfield's demographics and culture. They were mostly Catholic peasants, who built their own churches and first worked as laborers, forming a community later known as Old Polonia. Later twentieth-century immigrants from Poland tended to be more educated, but settled in the larger cities. Immigrants in smaller communities followed different paths, and their descendants often moved to cities for more opportunities. Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, "Eastern Europeans", in David W. Haines, (ed.), (1996). ''Refugees in America in the 1990s: A Reference Handbook'', pp. 124-130. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing Group Following this spurt of industrial development, the town’s first high school and first national bank opened in 1864, and a town hall was built in 1869. Constables were replaced by the town’s first police officer in 1871, the same year that Easthampton became a regular stop on the railroad. The town’s public library opened in 1881, and fourteen years later (1895), the community was introduced to two new innovations, telephones and streetcars. With the influx of new residents came a number of new churches, founded for Catholic (Roman Catholic Church), Episcopalian (Episcopal Church in the United States of America), Lutheran, and Methodist parishioners, as well as a second Congregational church. In 1899, the West Boylston Manufacturing Company and the Hampton Company, both specializing in cloth production, moved to Easthampton, recruiting a larger immigrant labor force, particularly from Poland and Canada (French Canada). Immigrant (Immigration) groups that settled Northampton in large numbers included Irish (Ireland), Polish (Poland), and French-Canadians. '''Volinia Township''' is a civil township of Cass County (Cass County, Michigan) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,174 at the 2000 census (United States Census, 2000). When the township was organized in 1833, it was at first named Volhynia, after the province in Poland. It is believed to have been given to honor General Thaddeus Kosciusko, the Polish patriot who helped the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The name was altered first to "Volenia" and then to "Volinia". WikiPedia:Poland Commons:Category:Poland Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland
can still get traditional Polish fast-food such as zapiekanka. There are also many small-scale, quick-service restaurants which usually serve items such as zapiekanka (baguette with cheese, sometimes meat and or button mushroom and ketchup), kebab, hamburgers, hot dogs and kielbasa. In Warsaw, Poland's capital city, a 3-course meal in one of Warsaw's top restaurant's costs on average twenty-six GBP. Fast food is growing more and more popular in Poland, most
commonly with the McDonald's chain, KFC and Pizza Hut. Doner kebabs are also gaining popularity. Nonetheless, in most of Poland you can still get traditional Polish fast-food such as zapiekanka. There are also many small-scale, quick-service restaurants which usually serve items such as zapiekanka (baguette with cheese, sometimes meat and or button mushroom and ketchup), kebab, hamburgers, hot dogs and kielbasa. In Warsaw, Poland's capital city, a 3
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after a 2–2 aggregate draw. They were then put up against Macedonians (Macedonia (country)) FK Rabotnički. Basel won 6–2 at St. Jakob-Park and 1–0 at the Skopje City Stadium (National Arena Philip II of Macedon) to qualify for the group stages where they faced tough opposition, Blackburn Rovers (Blackburn Rovers F.C.) of England, AS Nancy of France, Feyenoord of The Netherlands and Wisła Kraków of Poland. Basel's first game came against Feyenoord at home
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'''Poland''' , making it the 71st largest country (List of countries and dependencies by area) in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country (List of countries by population) in the world, the sixth most populous member of the European Union (Member state of the European Union), and the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions (voivodeship).
Many historians trace the establishment of a Polish state to 966, when Mieszko I (Mieszko I of Poland), ruler of a territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland, converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland (Kingdom of Poland (1025–1385)) was founded in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a longstanding political association (Polish–Lithuanian union) with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by signing the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth gradually ceased to exist in the years 1772–1795, when the Polish territory was partitioned (Partitions of Poland) among Prussia (Kingdom of Prussia), the Russian Empire, and Austria (Habsburg Monarchy). Poland regained its independence (History of Poland (1918–39)) (as the Second Polish Republic) at the end of World War I, in 1918.
Two decades later, in September 1939, World War II started with the invasions of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (as part of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact). More than six million Polish citizens died in the war. Project in Posterum, Poland World War II casualties. Retrieved 20 September 2013. Holocaust: Five Million Forgotten: Non-Jewish Victims of the Shoah. Remember.org. AFP Expatica, ''Polish experts lower nation's WWII death toll'', Expatica.com, 30 August 2009 Tomasz Szarota & Wojciech Materski, ''Polska 1939–1945. Straty osobowe i ofiary represji pod dwiema okupacjami'', Warsaw, IPN 2009, ISBN 978-83-7629-067-6 (Introduction online.) In 1944, a Soviet-backed Polish provisional government (Polish Committee of National Liberation) was formed, which, after a period of conflict, falsified referendum (Polish people's referendum, 1946) and elections (Polish legislative election, 1947), gave rise to a satellite state Rao, B. V. (2006), History of Modern Europe Ad 1789-2002: A.D. 1789-2002, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. of the Soviet Union, ''Polish Republic'' (''Rzeczpospolita Polska''), renamed to the People's Republic of Poland (''Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa'') in 1952. During the Revolutions of 1989, Poland's Marxist–Leninist government was overthrown and Poland adopted a new constitution establishing itself as a democracy under the name ''Rzeczpospolita Polska'', often referred to as the "Third Polish Republic" (''III Rzeczpospolita'').
Despite the vast destruction (World War II casualties of Poland) the country experienced during World War II (Occupation of Poland (1939–45)), Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth (Culture of Poland). There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage (List of World Heritage Sites of Poland) and 54 Historical Monuments (List of Historic Monuments (Poland)) and many objects of cultural heritage (Objects of cultural heritage in Poland). Since the end of the communist period (People's Republic of Poland), Poland has achieved a "very high" ranking in terms of human development (Human Development Index), as well as gradually improving economic freedom. http: www.heritage.org research reports 2015 01 asia-pacific