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How it was with Poland, Napoleaon and independence?


julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #1
I know that it may sound ignorant, but I just wonder why in French history books it is said that Poland regained independence thanks to Napoleon and it is one of the reasons why we have his name in our national anathem.? Do they mean Warsaw Principality? Radiculous...
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #2
You know how it is with countries embelishing their historical achievements. I even read once the Columbus was Polish. How radicularse is that!
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
23 Jul 2008 /  #3
Columbus was Polish. How radicularse is that!

real name Krzysztof Kolumbiszewski
OP julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #4
Kopernik- German, Chopin- French, Curie- Skłodowska- French:), Mickiewicz- Lithuanian, even Podolski- German:), not many left for us then?????
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
23 Jul 2008 /  #5
So the US was 'discovered' by a Polish explorer. fascinating. I hear Capernicus was from Bhutan. I read it in the Daily Mail.

It's the first time I've heard that the French think they gave Poland independence. Is it widely claimed or just in a few old school books? Old history books are great though. I seem to recall being taught that we lost to the Americans once. Raddishulous.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #6
not many left for us then?????

youve got the Kaczynski twins

It's the first time I've heard that the French think they gave Poland independence.

Are you sure it's not a case of the Polish thinking the French think they gave the Polish independence?
polishgirltx  
23 Jul 2008 /  #7
Kaczynski twins

from Madagascar .... but it will be revealed in 100 years or so....
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
23 Jul 2008 /  #8
Are you sure it's not a case of the Polish thinking the French think they gave the Polish independence?

I'm not sure of anything today. You could be right though. It could be a double bluff.
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
23 Jul 2008 /  #9
Kopernik- German, Chopin- French, Curie- Skłodowska- French:), Mickiewicz- Lithuanian, even Podolski- German:), not many left for us then?????

the rest is jewish. it's high time to say that: poles never existed. we are just a bunch of funny guys from all around the world who loves to fool around
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #10
It could be a double bluff.

A double puff? Thats a bit greedy, there was only a little bit left
OP julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #11
from Madagascar .... - Melmak rather

Are you sure it's not a case of the Polish thinking the French think they gave the Polish independence?

- unfortuately this is what I heard from a French person being surprised that I am so poor at History and do not carry flowers under Napoleons statue as he is the one, who we should be grateful to for being on the map of Europe (as in France every child knows that ???). That is why I ask.. Whose books tell the truth? Or I skipped a chapter? (history lessons were boring, anyway)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
23 Jul 2008 /  #12
Ah ha. It came from the mouth of a French Person. It's a lie then.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #13
Funny bunch the French. Rather stingy on the food portions. Best ignored. But if you want the truth there is probably a Hollywood film that will set things straight
OP julita123 1 | 13  
23 Jul 2008 /  #14
if you want the truth there is probably a Hollywood film that will set things straight

Thanx:) for the advice:) but I do not have to watch Hollywood movie to know its messege- world will be saved (and Poland too) thanks to American President:) Was there any at Napoleon times BTW:)?- whatever, in film everything is possible..

It came from the mouth of a French Person. It's a lie then.

what makes You think so?
Borrka 37 | 594  
23 Jul 2008 /  #15
Among many claims for giving us independence the French one is a least part true.
Starting his East-expansion Napoleon needed independent Poland as a bridge head for the campaign so it was a perfect win-win situation.
About 10% of the Great Army were Poles familiar with conditions on the Russians war theatre, keen on revenge and truly motivated.

If you ask me ... yes .. Napoleon has done quite a lot for us.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
23 Jul 2008 /  #16
I even read once the Columbus was Polish. How radicularse is that!

That's some hardcore stuff but there was so called Jan z Kolna, who led some Danish or Norwegian expedition, which according to some sources reached Boston area some 20 or 30 years befor Columbus made It through the ocean. Chris didn't really "discover" America (even for Europeans) there definately were many before, dude becam famous because he "popularized" the whole thing.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #17
Jan z Kolna

Thanks for that info G.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scolvus - entry makes an interesting read
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
23 Jul 2008 /  #18
what makes You think so?

Maybe I've just been unlucky, consistently unlucky

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