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Positive features that distinguish Poland from other countries?


Crow 147 | 9,317  
17 Aug 2007 /  #31
Quoting: Crow
`Polish shlachta`

ah, Ze Nobles. (Szlachta in Polish)
believe me, they haven't done much for the country, that we, the Poles, can be proud of, now.

It is fact that so called `Golden Freedom` gave unrestricted privileges for nobilities (szlachta) and Sejm (Polish Parlament) and limited competences of king.

Few examples of Henrician Articles:

The king must convene the Sejm (Polish parliament) at least every two years for six weeks,
The king had no right to create new taxes, tariffs or such without approval of the Sejm,
The king had no right to call a pospolite ruszenie (mobilisation of armed forces) without approval of the Sejm,
The king had no right to declare war or peace without approval of the Sejm,
King was only pawn in game for authorities of magnates.

But Glowa my friend, you must understand that `schlachta` obviously was based on traditional Polish (Slavic) political doctrine (on different morale values, natural, tribal, essence of true freedom and democracy). That doctrine once was very sucessfull, let`s say in time of glorious/prosperious days of Slavic civilization, in time when our ancestors consolidate on vast territory from Europe to the Eurasia and Asia.

Long period of time (for even thousends of years) such a system (or similar- which maybe in time of schlachta already was deformed in attempts of reform) existed and was functional. Then, things changed in global enviroment, any attempt for reform of old and traditional political system on enormous territory (`schlachta` system as reflection of it) was very limited and needed a lot of time. But, our Slavic ancestors didn`t have time, we were defeated and divided from advancing agressive newcomers, we were enslaved. And, history was written by winners, as always.
glowa 1 | 291  
17 Aug 2007 /  #32
And, history was written by winners, as always.

so true, I stand corrected.
Willene  
17 Aug 2007 /  #33
bubba!! do i smell a bit of patriotism?

my appologies

i meant glowa! :(
lef 11 | 478  
17 Aug 2007 /  #34
Poland is an old country with a new beginning... time to start afresh and look to the future with the opportunities it brings...

These comments suggest you may be hallucinating, you know old chap, its time you got hold of yourself and got a real job, leave the bad stuff alone.

Poland has been around for a long time, it has a rich history and has gone through a real faith journey which makes it what it is today, it doesn't need silly comments from a person who has been in Poland for a few minutes, normally a quest to a country respects the current culture and habits to which he is a visitor, I'm sure if I went to GB and started to insult and want to change the country I would be told where to go.

Time for another white one or two Bubba. Cheers.

My immediate circle of friends in sopot are mostly doing very well for themselves thank you very much - the majority of them are self employed

Ripping off the poor Polish people ha!
espana 17 | 910  
18 Aug 2007 /  #35
1.Beautiful women
2.Beautiful women
3.Beautiful women
and above all
4.Beautiful women

true!!!!
people with good education
nice culture
Jashiwi - | 16  
26 Aug 2007 /  #36
What else is good about Poland?
..I bet there are other-great things about Poland, about it's people to arts and etc. :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
27 Aug 2007 /  #37
lef

seems like an appropriate opportunity to remind everybody what a kunt you are lef
Polanguage  
27 Aug 2007 /  #38
I am working on building a brand called Polanguage and from research that I have conducted and observed while being in Poland and abroad is Poland's Language.

Poland's language can and does distinguish it from other countries so why not make that more attractive abroad?
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,549  
31 Aug 2007 /  #39
Because nobody else can speak it???
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
31 Aug 2007 /  #40
Nie prawda, mowiem po polsku like a native !
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
31 Aug 2007 /  #41
Because nobody else can speak it???

Shopgirl, are you sure it's safe to let him out on his own?
Crow 147 | 9,317  
31 Aug 2007 /  #42
Quoting: Bratwurst Boy
Because nobody else can speak it???

Nie prawda, mowiem po polsku like a native !

Tako je! Govori Poljski da te ceo svet razume.

To translate it on my Slavicized english...

``That`s right! Speak Polish so that all world understand you.``
CWEJGCHAFT - | 15  
2 Sep 2007 /  #43
Willene - why did you move to PL , are yuou an Afrikkaner ? or are you of Polish origin.
do you plan to stay permanently or just temporarily
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
3 Sep 2007 /  #44
Good things in Poland ... maybe we have the bigest (in %) grove since 89 in group of central - eastern european countries (some of them had better start ... thats why they have bigger GDP)

What is more we have realy nice culture

We are one of the best educated young people (in older people it looks not so good)

We have very nice girls

We have great nature

We are great individualists

We have intersting history

...

What can be interesting ... our stock exhanege becomes one of the strongest in central Europe

Companies from Ukraina, Czech rep. Hungary, Baltic states, are listed on our stock exchange. And realy good experts are working aim to make Warsaw regional bissnes center, and this ame is more and more real

What can be intersting for foreginer in our culture ... what describes in good way why we sometimes look so pesymistic ;)

We always complain, you shouldynt take it seuriosly :) Like people in Ireland or USA when you ask if everytjing is ok ? they answer YES GREAT. Poles usualy complain. And we dont take it seriously.

You know maybe it looks strange, but that is the fact.

Look on teh coment about European Union. Most of all people says "maybe it is good, but ... (comlain complain complain)" but ask them if they realy want to leave EU ... ;)))
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
3 Sep 2007 /  #45
Books, everywhere books are for sale,bookshops,stalls or laid out on the street. Every Polish home I have been in has a huge,well filled bookshelf reminding me i need to sort out my eccentric piles of books scattered around my house :)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
5 Sep 2007 /  #46
We always complain, you shouldynt take it seuriosly :)

I don't think Poles are the only people who complain.....other Europeans countires also can do this fantastically...
We Americans are just more likely to be sarcastic than to complain outrightly. We love our sarcasm! :)
blackadder 1 | 114  
5 Sep 2007 /  #47
Positive features that distinguish Poland from other countries?

i don't live in it;)
it would be way different country with me living in it.
Irisheyz77 3 | 44  
7 Sep 2007 /  #48
I recently spent a few days in Poland visiting with family and I was very impressed by how happy and nice everyone was. Polish people give the best hospitality then anyone I've ever met. I have never felt so welcome in a place.

The food was mostly good...I can be a picky eater so not all things made were to my liking. But everything was made with love and in quantity so you never went hungry. In fact I was always more in danger of bursting at the seems!

I spent time in Krakow and in a small village in the a few hours away and they were both breathtakingly beautiful.

I enjoyed every moment I spent in the country and look forward to when I can go back. Next time though I definately will need to learn more Polish....I hated haveing to rely on others to translate for me.

My one complaint about Poland is that the language is so hard to learn! *lol* That and the Vodka there is deadly!! Just a few shots and I was more drunk then I've been in a long time...it goes right to your head. It should really come with a warning label - something like - Americans be warned about consuming this product your body probably won't be able to handle it as well as the Polish.
misiek  
7 Sep 2007 /  #49
Survival... thats one of our features.
Sometimes it appears in good, sometimes in bad way.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
7 Sep 2007 /  #50
hey, w-wa has awesome architecture too.

polish bread is like none other. kielbasa can't beat either. Zakopane is cool. we have some of the oldest castles in europe too.
island1 - | 16  
20 Sep 2007 /  #51
Many Poles are extremely negative about their country, for complicated reasons, but it does kind of get me down.

I just wrote a blog post entitled

batorego.wordpress.com/2007/09/20/ten-things-i-love-about-poland/ - 10 Things I Love About Poland
Slick77  
20 Sep 2007 /  #52
Lack of Britons, German and Dutch. Thank you God for that.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
20 Sep 2007 /  #53
Many Poles are extremely negative about their country, for complicated reasons, but it does kind of get me down.

There is definitely a very thin boundary between love and hate.

PS: A very in interesting blog you have there island1. I’m looking forward for your posts here on PF. Welcome. :)
island1 - | 16  
21 Sep 2007 /  #54
A very in interesting blog you have there island1.

Thanks Matyjasz, glad you enjoyed it. See you around
Outspoken - | 19  
21 Sep 2007 /  #55
I just wrote a blog post entitled

batorego.wordpress.com/2007/09/20/ten-things-i-love-about-poland/ - 10 Things I Love About Poland

Blimey, can you plug your blog a bit more please.
See you in the office later Jamie,
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
10 Oct 2007 /  #56
There is one very important thing, WE NEVER GIVE UP :)))
UKGUY 3 | 87  
19 Oct 2007 /  #57
I don't think Poles are as patriotic as people from for example Czech Republic/slovakia and Hungary. 750,000 have fled the Poland. 70% of people from Eastern europe have come from Poland to England, meaning more from this country than all the other eastern-bloc countries put together!
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
19 Oct 2007 /  #58
First, Poland's population IS larger than the combined population of the other eastern-block countries which joined EU, so the 70% suddenly looks a little less than it seems, doesn't it. (most US and Canadian populations are Brits, are they not patriotic?)

Second, if you know anything about Polish history, just bare bone basics, you'd never even consider thinking about Poles being less patriotic than pretty much any nation you can think of.
UKGUY 3 | 87  
21 Oct 2007 /  #59
The survey, carried out at British ports and stations by a Warsaw-based market research firm, indicated that more than 300,000 Poles could stay permanently.

thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23402986-details/We're+never+going+home...+300,000+Polish+migrants+plan+to+stay+permanently+in+UK/article.do

So in this case they don't feel patriotic for Poland, becuase they don't want to go back there.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Oct 2007 /  #60
most US and Canadian populations are Brits

No.

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