I never heard of a real deep research of the communist past in Poland (to the contrary in the ex-GDR).
I have seen reportage in TV with some specialists. I will look for some documentation ... :) It is well known fact that Germans were the biggest denunciators in commie satelite countries.
It always sounds as if some foreign bad commies opressed the "poor, brave" Poles...
Without Russians we would never be commie ... look on war in 1920 (Germans blocked transports with weapons from France to Poland ) in Polish - Soviet war.
Why we haven't joned Soviet union in 1939 ?
because we had border with Soviets and we knew what does communism mean.
PPS: But you're right with one thing, Germans are not the rebels! :)
(To much fuss!)
So stop talking about bad Nazi regime (choosen in elections)
PS: The soviet Empire was fading out already without Reagan's help. And if not the wish for a change had been strong inside the people no outside pressure would/could have changed something one yota.
Give the Russians their credits!
Military race was perfect idea. Reagan's star wars were awsome.
We would live in commie country a little bit longer. .. lets say to 2001. Without preassure on Russians