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What was Polands greatest historical moment?


cjjc 29 | 408  
11 Feb 2009 /  #1
I wonder. I just read a book on Polish history and wondered what the forum thinks was Poland's greatest moment.
Ryszard - | 89  
11 Feb 2009 /  #2
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)

If Poland has lost, most probably whole Europe would enjoy communism since 20's, maybe 30's.
McCoy 27 | 1,276  
12 Feb 2009 /  #3
If Poland has lost, most probably whole Europe would enjoy communism since 20's, maybe 30's.

and if we lost the battle of vienna in 1683 we all would be muslim commies ;)
Ryszard - | 89  
12 Feb 2009 /  #4
You may laugh as much as you can, but these are the facts.
Germany was on the brink of communist revolution, France was totally exhausted after World War too. Ok, maybe UK would manage to save behind the channel as usual.
Elssha - | 123  
12 Feb 2009 /  #5
personally I think it was whenever we got the husarze going ^_^
plk123 8 | 4,150  
12 Feb 2009 /  #6
besides the 1920 and 1683 dates there are two more very important ones: the year 966 and 15 July 1410 but i can also think of at least another half a dozen dates that were pretty monumental.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
12 Feb 2009 /  #7
What was Polands greatest historical moment?

I'll go from left field and say the ratification of the Nihil Novi Statute (1505). The implications were earthshaking to the politico legal direction of Poland, and this Act was simply a revelation of the time when you think about it.

Fine battles aside, I think Poland's star shone brightest historically with its frighteningly moderns concepts of government. One could be tempted to say Poland paved the way for France, GB and USA hundreds of years later.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
12 Feb 2009 /  #8
Elssha, for you.


  • Husar
lesser 4 | 1,311  
12 Feb 2009 /  #9
I'll go from left field and say the ratification of the Nihil Novi Statute (1505). The implications were earthshaking to the politico legal direction of Poland, and this Act was simply a revelation of the time when you think about it.

This trend lead to destruction of Commonwealth.
sjam 2 | 541  
12 Feb 2009 /  #10
September 1989.
lesser 4 | 1,311  
12 Feb 2009 /  #11
Please... :)
Rafal_1981  
12 Feb 2009 /  #12
Nicolaus Copernicus - "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium"
(On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) - 1543


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus


  • Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus)

  • De revolutionibus orbium coelestium_
HAL9009 2 | 304  
14 Feb 2009 /  #13
I think it was The Warsaw uprising against the Nazis.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
14 Feb 2009 /  #14
This trend lead to destruction of Commonwealth.

No it didn't. Outside intervention did.
impete82 3 | 29  
14 Feb 2009 /  #15
i think The Kosciuszko Squadron was pretty badass.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._303_Polish_Fighter_Squadron
amazon.com/Question-Honor-Kosciuszko-Squadron-Forgotten/dp/037572625X
pgtx 29 | 3,159  
14 Feb 2009 /  #16
Poland's greatest moment.

just one? i can think of a few moments...
Rafal_1981  
14 Feb 2009 /  #17
Well..? Could you share them with us, please?
ukpolska  
14 Feb 2009 /  #18
re: What was Poland's greatest historical moment?
When I arrived in December 2000 :)
lesser 4 | 1,311  
14 Feb 2009 /  #19
I think it was The Warsaw uprising against the Nazis.

I believe this thread is not devoted to the greatest catastrophes...

No it didn't. Outside intervention did.

If a man would decide to walk naked through the park in the middle of winter, became sick and finally died. Would you try to explain this tragic outcome by invasion of deadly viruses?
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
15 Feb 2009 /  #20
Would you try to explain this tragic outcome by invasion of deadly viruses?

Yes. The man's nakedness precipitated the event but the virus caused the man's expiry.
k98_man  
15 Feb 2009 /  #21
The Warsaw uprising just led to a bunch of innocent people being killed and the city being destroyed. Best moment was Polish cavalry saving Vienna at the last moment to defeat the Muslim invaders. To join hands with a rival entity in such a way is quite honorable.
Prince 15 | 590  
15 Feb 2009 /  #22
Germans on knees :)

prussian

The Prussian Homage by Jan Matejko

The Prussian Homage or Tribute (German: Preußische Huldigung; Polish: hołd pruski) was the formal investment of Albert of Prussia as duke of the Polish fief of Ducal Prussia.

lesser 4 | 1,311  
15 Feb 2009 /  #23
Yes. The man's nakedness precipitated the event but the virus caused the man's expiry.

Nakedness provoked the event. We need to see wider picture talking about history as well.
David_18 68 | 982  
15 Feb 2009 /  #24
During the Time of Troubles, the Kremlin was held by the Polish-Lithuanian forces for two years, between 21 September 1610 and 26 October 1612.

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