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What makes you proud to be Polish?

24 Dec 2006 /  #1

it's just a personal thing, and this can be anything ranging from historical facts, people, art, sights, culture, mannerisms, traditions and even food or other funny little things that just make you happy to be polish..

would be a positive thread about poland for a change? so please, educate me. :)
Maati 1 | 178  
24 Dec 2006 /  #2
I'm not proud of being Polish, because of particular reason but I like Polish art...
OP Arien  
24 Dec 2006 /  #3
hmm.. alright, but I also would like to know why you say you like polish art? give me a short description or something, name of the artist, type of work.. etc.

if it's not too much to ask for. :) would like to learn a thing or two from you guys. :)
Maati 1 | 178  
24 Dec 2006 /  #4
Apologise for a short post but my day wasn't too good.

I love Witkacy- I'm sure you can find him in google and I like modern art i.e. Kozyra or Nieznalska... I also like Polish painter from "MÅ‚oda Polska" epoque...

Merry Xmas!
OP Arien  
24 Dec 2006 /  #5
alright, I like abstract art aswell as classic. and you too. :) would be cool if someone could tell me more about polish poets and poems. I tend to write them myself when I do have a source of inspiration. :)
27 Dec 2006 /  #6
26 Nobels ,Hussars-the best cavalery,Kosciuszko(the highest mountain in Austrrailia got his name ),defening europe form Islam invasion,Polanski(Rosemary's child,Chinatown ),
GROM,and many more thnigs
BTW sorry for English ,iam not polish ,netiher english
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,149  
27 Dec 2006 /  #7
Vodka, nice girls and big sausages.

26 Nobels

Rly ? Never heard about something like 20 of them.
Babylon 16 | 192  
2 Jan 2007 /  #8
Jan 3, 07 [23:22] - Attached on merging:
Proud to be Polish
ROZ 2 | 93  
3 Jan 2007 /  #9
My vanity :)
4 Jan 2007 /  #10
Hmm I would say the unbelievable tasty food :)
4 Jan 2007 /  #11
Being Polish is enough to be PROUD OF BEING A POLISH :)...

Being Polish, reading everypart of its history, and knowing that your country is unique in Europe, is something to look up to...

But too much bad for health
David_18 66 | 969  
4 Jan 2007 /  #12
Im Proud to be Polish becuse we have reached moskau before Hitler and Napoleon:)
Im proud to be Polish becuse we had 5 capitols under us Warszawa Kiev Vilinius Minsk Riga:), and we reached from the black see to the baltic sea.

And ofcourse im proud to say that the nicest girls i have seen have been from Poland!! blond hair and brown skin HOT HOT!!:)
iff you dont agree that we have nice girls/woman in Poland replay me :)
Eurola 4 | 1,902  
4 Jan 2007 /  #13
David, that's nice. It looks like you're not into Swedish beauties. :) Good for you.
David_18 66 | 969  
5 Jan 2007 /  #15
Brown skin= maybe olive color or a little bit dark skin not brown like a african!!:)
15 Jan 2007 /  #16
im wondering why polish are talking in english to each other here is taht a rule or sometjhing:)im polish as well by the way:)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
15 Jan 2007 /  #17
Well, sometimes its hard to be Polish. We have great, interesting history, our country isn't the worst in the world, but we've never been too good in economy and ruling our country, it's a shame that Poles only truly unite in the face of danger (e.g wars, communism etc).

im wondering why polish are talking in english to each other here is taht a rule or sometjhing

Because English is the ruling language in this forum. Read the Privacy & Rules in the bottom of screen.
Llyvellyn - | 15  
17 Jan 2007 /  #18
our country isn't the worst in the world, but we've never been too good in economy and ruling our country

Do not worry, about 20 years ago, the Irish thought the same about their country and now they are among the richest in Europe (thanks immensely to the EU). I think Poland will definitely follow the same path in the next 20 years and just adding the big population plus a proud history, there you have a most enviable country!!! So cheer up!
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
17 Jan 2007 /  #19
It seems like you're more optimistic then Poles are... Irish have undertaken the oportunity, but whether Poland will - it's a mystery.
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196  
17 Jan 2007 /  #20
Well at least Poland is doing better than former East Germany. Germans seem to be such losers compared what they used to be in 80's.

Poland could take flat tax rate as Estonia did and boost it's economy, but of course that solution has it's drawbacks also.
17 Jan 2007 /  #21
Im proud that our country survived despite being between Russia and Germany :(. We had woeful history, full of wars and so on. But we are still here, our nation survived and is going to do much better than today I hope. Im proud of polish calvary - hussars, that was the best calvary in all Europe history :). And Im proud of Sobieski who stopped Muslims who tried to takeover Europe, so we saved Europe. Im proud of polish mathematics who broke enigma code and of our brave soldiers who bravely fought and died for our freedom (which didnt happen in fact :( ) during WWII.

Here is clip about hussars:
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
17 Jan 2007 /  #22
Poland could take flat tax rate as Estonia did and boost it's economy, but of course that solution has it's drawbacks also.

Yeah, but Estonia is doing great noowadays, they don't care to leave their country and look for jobs abroad unlike Poles...
18 Jan 2007 /  #23
Polish calvary - hussars were easily sent to the hell by Ukrainian kossacks as well as Muslims who tried to conquer Europe. Don't exaggerate Polish achievements
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,149  
18 Jan 2007 /  #24
as well as Muslims who tried to conquer Europe.

Which Muslims ?
Kowalski 7 | 621  
18 Jan 2007 /  #25
I'm proud for the progress we've made in last 17 years in general democratization, for all the small and big improvements in life, for some justice done here and there, for new police, mayors, street cars and bank accounts and bike paths.
19 Jan 2007 /  #26
Ukrainians contained Turkish and Tartar expansion for several centuries. They defeated the huge Turkish army near Hotin in 1621
David_18 66 | 969  
19 Jan 2007 /  #27
Well they where all Payed under the Polish crown. And they where the reasons betwen all the wars whit Poland and turkey.
21 Apr 2007 /  #28
this is why i`m proud
it was duble victory in sport and something.... political
those moments make mi proud

also Mikolaj Kopernik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska, Fryderyk Chopin, Ernest Malinowski (engineer,built (1872-1876) in chile the highest train lane till 2005 (china), Marek Kaminski (get alone! north&south poles in same year), all polish conquerors (?) of higher than 8000 m. tops, most in winter time (Jerzy Kukuczka, Krzysztof Wielicki, Andrzej Zawada, Wanda Rutkowska, f*** hard people), Adam Malysz

because i`m polish,i have to be ;-) proud of vodka...and i am
...and many, many more
23 Apr 2007 /  #29
Well, I'm rather ashamed for my country than proud. Mainly because of politicians, who are from very conservative parties, speaking on international forum. I begun to have some patriotic feelings after reading about Polish squadron fighting in RAF during WWII "Question of honour". On the history lessons in school we have been thaught about polish pilots achievements during the WWII but I thaught that in every country on history lessons history is being taught like their country was the greatest and children are rather being thaught of events in which a given country had succeded than where it failed. Authors of this book are not polish and have no polish roots and I guess that is what mainly conveinced me to be somehow proud of my country. So it's rather history that I am proud of - not current events.

Nevertheless, I am trying to look at our politics as we were learning the democracy now and that is why populistic parties are so favourited.
witek 1 | 587  
23 Apr 2007 /  #30
we are all proud of Polandia :)

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