You got good german land for it...
We got about 80 thousand sq. km less than we lost to the Soviet Union
that's more than the entire area of Czech Republic, Ireland or Austria :|
Besides, Polish national identity was always defined by 4 cities - Lwów,
Wilno, Warszawa and Kraków. Out of those four cities we were left
with Kraków only (Warsaw is not the same city it was after being razed
to the ground during WW2 and even Kraków changed its character during
communist times with the addition of some ugly suburbs like Nowa Huta,
but that's another matter).
Soviets took our Kresy, our eastern frontier - the areas of culture, history
and legends, with Wilno, Stanisławów and Lwów and for that we got Olsztyn,
Wrocław and Szczecin.
I'm not saying it's a sh*itty trade, but it's not a great one either.
We lost 12 million people, including 6 million dead (3 million Poles and 3 million
Polish Jews), lost our Kresy, lost most of our elites and intelligentsia, suffered
incalculable financial losses and became a Soviet sattelite for 45 long years.
But, hey - we got Wrocław and Szczecin!
I'm against demanding any further reparations from Germany. I think we should
leave the history to historians and move on in the new, common Europe.
I just don't like to hear that Poland received enough reparations for WW2 in form
of our current western lands, because we lost more and better lands in the east
and for all the other enormous losses we suffered we got sweet f**kall.
care to give it back?
come and get it :)
Won't take long until someone will show up and tell you that this land had been Polish anyway in 2000 B.C. ... :)
Well, it had been ;)