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POLAND: EASTERN or CENTRAL European country?



southern 76 | 7,116    
18 Nov 2007  #91

If we consider Russia belonging to Europe,then Poland is central european country.
Most people do not think of Russia as eastern Europe but only as Russia.Eastern Europe is Poland,Slovakia,Hungary,Croatia,Czech Republic more or less.That is what most people mean with eastern Europe.

Russia,Ukraine,Belarus are former Soviet Union countries or CIS countries.
Eastern Europe is a cultural,not a geographical term.


El Gato 4 | 353    
18 Nov 2007  #92

I would consider us Poles central european because we don't "look" eastern european, if you know what I mean. I know a few Poles have that darker tint to their skin, but the majority of Poles are pretty much white and if you put a Pole in a room full of Germans, Frenchies, and Englishmen, you probably wouldn't be able to pick him out of the crowd.
noimmigration    
19 Nov 2007  #93

The polish look slavic, they dont look nordic like myself. Polish and russians look the same. And you could point out a polish person because they will have a f*cked up haircut, bomber jacket and horribly cheap and nasty camo combat trousers.

fashion obviously doesnt exist in post communist poland. The polish girls in my work look differant from british girls. Polish girls are pretty but they do look differant. differant facial structure etc.

maybe thats why the nazis gassed so many poles until britain came and saved the day.
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
19 Nov 2007  #94

The polish look slavic

What does that mean ?...

they dont look nordic like myself

What do you look like ? (And you are British, not Skandi ?) I may look like more Skandi than you.

And you could point out a polish person because they will have a f*cked up haircut, bomber jacket and horribly cheap and nasty camo combat trousers

So you think that all the Poles look like the 2 you have seen one day ?? It's totally wrong. Have you ever been to Poland ? I don't think so. I go to Poland every year, and sometimes you can't tell if this guy is Polish or German for example. When you don't know what you're talking about, please sh*t up.

+ you seem a bit racist.

maybe thats why the nazis gassed so many poles until britain came and saved the day

Go f*ck yourself. If Britain survived, you can thank Polish pilots that saved your British sky and land where you are now sitting in on your fat a.s.s insulting your history, f*cking ignorant. How can you keep saying such crap ?
noimmigration    
19 Nov 2007  #95

the sole and only reason that britain got involved in the 2nd world war was to defend poland and stop them murdering millions of poles. Poland did very little as they were overun by germans in 1939. Germany was always adamant that they never expressed wishes to go to war with britain. but WE decl;ared war on germany to protect poland.

And you think poland made a huge contribution due to the handful of polish pilots lmao yeah right.

now britain, germanyand france is saving poland by giving handouts in the eu. Polands economy is increasing becuase of the handouts we give.

Oh and I have blonde hair and blue eyes.

and I see lotsof polish people in my area wearing second hand bomber jackets and camo trousers. Some one should give the polish a makeover.

its funny how someone mentions polands role in ww2 and the best that the poles can come up with is a handful of polish pilots flying british planes. Poland soldiers did very little in the 2nd world war except get killed.

at the end of the day britain saved poland and poland should be eternally grateful that we bothered. it is funny that nowdays poland is surviving on handouts thrown to them by germany and britain. germany was once killing poles and now they are feeding them.
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
19 Nov 2007  #96

the sole and only reason that britain got involved in the 2nd world war was to defend poland and stop them murdering millions of poles. Poland did very little as they were overun by germans in 1939. Germany was always adamant that they never expressed wishes to go to war with britain. but WE decl;ared war on germany to protect poland.

Have you been to school ? Germany was not allowed to rearm. They did. They was not allowed to invade Austria and the Czech Rep., they did. They had to respect the Danzig corridor as it was said in the treaty. They didn't.

Poland, France and Great Britain had an alliance. The one who would be attacked, would receive help from its allies. Germany invaded the Czech Rep., and nobody moved. People was too afraid to have another big war.

Churchill said about France and Britain : "they chose disgrace rather than war. They are going to have both"

Poland did very little as they were overun by germans in 1939

Poland had no army at that time. They just recovered their independence, and just started to rebuild the country. But at least, Poland never collaborated, unlike France.

Germany was always adamant that they never expressed wishes to go to war with britain

Aha you're naive ! First they would invade all the continent. Then, when they would be strong enough, they would have invaded you as well.

Germany has an alliance with Russia. You know what happened, Germany attacked Russia.

And you think poland made a huge contribution due to the handful of polish pilots lmao yeah right

The Poles contributed to the victory more than you think. They fought along English, French, Americans...Polish pilots helped Britain. Polish soldiers fought in Holland, in Norway, in many places. You know what : Britain has the chance to be an island, cause it was not as easy for the Germans to invade the UK, as it was for Poland. Poland who was attacked by both Germany and Russia ! They fought bravely, they knew they would loose. Britain wasn't attacked by Scotland or Wales, am i mistaken ??

now britain, germanyand france is saving poland by giving handouts in the eu. Polands economy is increasing becuase of the handouts we give

If Britain, Germany and France have such good economies, it's thank to US money ! After the WW2, the USA helped Western Europe a lot, while Poland was behind the Iron Curtain.

Show some respect for those who fought and died. Do you think Britain saved Europe ? Are you this ignorant ?

its funny how someone mentions polands role in ww2 and the best that the poles can come up with is a handful of polish pilots flying british planes. Poland soldiers did very little in the 2nd world war except get killed.

at the end of the day britain saved poland and poland should be eternally grateful that we bothered. it is funny that nowdays poland is surviving on handouts thrown to them by germany and britain. germany was once killing poles and now they are feeding them

It's amazing how dumb you are. It's very sad.

Nazis killed Poles as they killed Britains. Germans were not all nazis, and today has nothing to do with WW2.
What about slavery in the Commonwealth ? Britain used to kill slaves, today slaves descents are living with you, and there are no problem.
Neil63 6 | 57    
20 Nov 2007  #97

I'll just add that I dont agree ;)

My last point about about Poland being Western Europe was a reference to a Political shift from the cold war years. Eastern Germany was always regarded as Eastern Europe, removal of the Berlin Wall and unification brought that part of the world into Western Europe (politically)

Poland's culture is location specific and tied to its geographical location and the influences of that region, regardless of whether it is East or West politically.
Kilkline 1 | 689    
20 Nov 2007  #98

POLAND: EASTERN or CENTRAL European country?

Depends on the what period in history you live. Norman Davies has written a book called 'Microcosm' about Wroclow which shows how this city's history is a microcosm of the history of Central Europe. Thats central europe, not eastern.
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
20 Nov 2007  #99

Thats central europe, not eastern.

I agree§ I'm talking about nowadays, not about 5 centuries ago. And today Poland is a Central European country (in my opinion, in most of Poles opinions ;)
noimmigration    
20 Nov 2007  #100

it may be in most poles opinions but most westen european opinions place poland in eastern europe.

you have more in common with eastern europe than you do with westerners like me.
southern 76 | 7,116    
20 Nov 2007  #101

Polish girls belong definitely to EE.(a very appealing compliment).
polishgirltx    
20 Nov 2007  #102

EE

CE!
southern 76 | 7,116    
20 Nov 2007  #103

What most (males) think when they hear the magic words eastern Europe.
polishgirltx    
20 Nov 2007  #104

ooohhhh cmon southern.... can't you do better...??
szarlotka 8 | 2,210    
20 Nov 2007  #105

you have more in common with eastern europe than you do with westerners like me.

Is that Western Mars or Western Jupiter?
osiol 55 | 3,927    
20 Nov 2007  #106

I think it depends whether you agree that Central Europe exists between Eastern and Western Europe.
As far as the almost non-existant Northern / Southern debate goes, I'd place it in Northern Europe (but maybe Central).
As far as the Southern debate goes, there are lots of lovely women there.
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
20 Nov 2007  #107

As far as the almost non-existant Northern / Southern debate goes, I'd place it in Northern Europe (but maybe Central)

North-Central...or rather Central-North... ;)

As far as the Southern debate goes, there are lots of lovely women there

I must agree.
southern 76 | 7,116    
20 Nov 2007  #108

Classical eastern Europe.


randompal 7 | 306    
20 Nov 2007  #109

at the end of the day britain saved poland and poland should be eternally grateful that we bothered.

Here is some of your own medicine: Britain sat around during WWII with their thumbs up their arses. Other than flying around in their planes and thus doing little more than creating a nuisance and of course puttering about in North Africa in old tanks, while Russia and the United STates did most of the work.
osiol 55 | 3,927    
20 Nov 2007  #110

Britain sat around during WWII with their thumbs up their arses

Disagree.

Russia and the United STates did most of the work

The first one didn't do very nice things to Poland, especially afterwards; and the second one turned up late, although they did quite a lot when they arrived.

I'm not asking anyone to be grateful to me - I wasn't there, and neither were most of today's population of Poland.

Any more videos, Mr. Southern?
southern 76 | 7,116    
20 Nov 2007  #111

Any more videos, Mr. Southern?

Yes.Some people may think that Poland is a huge,constant party.In fact there is after party as well.


LondonChick 31 | 1,134    
24 Nov 2007  #112

Actually , Southern - some of those parties look like good fun. Were you actually at them, or did you just get these clips from youtube?

Back to the original question - the answer is simple: Poland is in Central Europe.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,521    
24 Nov 2007  #113

if you put a Pole in a room full of Germans, Frenchies, and Englishmen, you probably wouldn't be able to pick him out of the crowd.

you might not be able to for whatever reason (you probably havent travelled sufficiently) but these nationalities are pretty easy to diferentiate
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
24 Nov 2007  #114

you might not be able to for whatever reason [...] but these nationalities are pretty easy to diferentiate

What are the differences, at first sight ?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,521    
24 Nov 2007  #115

manily facial - but you will also see differences in the way they dress and present themselves

understand that this is a generalisation but a favourite passtime of mine for years has been people watching and guessing nationalities...
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
24 Nov 2007  #116

understand that this is a generalisation but a favourite passtime of mine for years has been people watching and guessing nationalities...

Haha i see ;)
I know some Polish friends, you wouldn't be able to tell they are Polish. They could be German, French, English, etc. it'd be the same. ;)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,521    
24 Nov 2007  #117

have you spent much time living in different countries polson?
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
24 Nov 2007  #118

Living in another country ?...I live in France since i was born.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,521    
24 Nov 2007  #119

then you have little experience to draw on other than your fellow countrymen - when you spend considerable time in other countries you begin to notice distinguishing characteristics

for example, chinese, japanese, and koreans all look very similar to foreigners but a trained eye (or to someone who has spent considerable time there) can tell the difference between them - eye slant amount, face elongation, average height etc

the same with africans - most of us, when thinking about africans have a clear image in our mind's eye but stand an etheopian, nigerian and camaroonian next to each other an notice pronounced differences

the same can be said for europeans
OP Polson 6 | 1,800    
24 Nov 2007  #120

Maybe. Tell me what are the physical differences for example ?




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