map of central europe
This map of central Europe is outdated by hundreds of years. Look at it on online. Germany was part of eastern/central europe about the same time Colombus was credited for discovering America. According to the United Nations and several other official world class organizations, there is no central europe, and Poland is always considered part of Eastern Europe. Look it up. In fact, attend several universities around europe and north America, and they will say the same thing. This is due to several reasons; official European maps are not divided by religion. Europe is divided first by language and geneological groups, like Slavic or Germanic, then by socio-economic status, then or before, by historical ties between peoples. The term "Central" Europe is mainly a religious connotation. You may hear priests say central Europe, but this does not make it true. Since there are many religions around the world, religion is not the decisive factor. And if Polish people are looking to prove to themselves their wishful thinking that they are not part of eastern europe, they will gladly believe those priests, but they will be the only Catholic country who actually do believe this, because it is so widely learned throughout the world that Poland is part of eastern Europe, that people will understand whats happening, and realize the priest is saying this for the benefit for the Polish family out there in the crowd, or in Poland. There is no other country this benefits besides Poland. Europe is too small to divide with a "Central." It doesn't span tens of thousands of miles like the Americas. Language, geneological, culture and economic status are the decisive factors that draw map lines. As well as geographical; Poland looks to be smack dab in the center of Europe, but if you consider how far europe extends into Russia, thats stretching it. And area borders on a map are not exactly geographical; look at how Spain and Italy are considered to be Southern Europe, yet they are geographically separated and completely far apart from one another. So come on, to those Polish people who cannot stand the truth, don't be so blind to what you know is the truth, just admit it. Poland is part of Eastern Europe! People around the world recognize a common element, what is logical. Just because Polish people don't want to be called Eastern European is not logical, or reasonable. Or true for this reason. This truth is based on fact. Fact is based on what is supported reasonably and logically, and what is established and supported by most people around the world. Not what is established by Polish people. If that were the case, every Russian and every American would say they were the only people in space and no one else, just because they wish it so. Wishing it, yelling it, fighting it or whatever crazy uneducated, ignorant people do is not reasonable, is not fact. Sometimes fact can be many things, but how countries are divided or referred to is not many things. Its this or that, black or white, no gray; there is this side of the line, and that side of the line. It has nothing to do with communism any longer. Even if there were no communist history, Poland would still be part of Eastern Europe for the above reasons, and then some. Look at todays map drawn by the United Nations. The UN is recognized and supported by every European nation, including Poland. Go against their map means to go against the UN. Or pick any major organization or education system that supports Poland as EAstern European. Stop the wishful insanity. Not very smart or educated. So be smart!!!!!!!
ane says "Ohh, Central Europe, such exquisite landscapes!"
Correction: Poland does not have exquisite landscaping. Czech Republic does, but the bulk of Poland looks like the bulk of Germany, boring farmland. I traveled to every country in Europe and that was the word of everyone in the group.