BB, you wrote a slogan, and I'm giving you facts.
Well..I'm abit longer here and that is the recurring myth...of course it is a slogan and everybody digging deeper into the prussian partition learns it for themselves that it wasn't as black and bleak as it is always painted by Poles.
You think Poland wouldn't have middle class, industrial development, higher education and canalization in Warsaw without partitions? ;D
Prussia was on another level as mainly agrarian Poland...It needs industrialization and urbanization for a middle class to develop and to grow, to become wealthy and gain influence...so, it needed prussian influence for that.
It would and we would prefer to get all of this while being an independent country with Polish language in our univerities, not German or Russian.
Prussia had at this time the best education in the whole of Europe...and Poles in Prussia could take part.
Poles immigrate to different richer countries all the time, it doesn't mean all of them want to be German, British or American :) They often cherish their ancestry
Well..who is stopping them.
Prussia invited many different people from all over Europe...even Jews, french Huguenots, everybody. It was quite liberal and tolerant.
Nobody was forced to give up their heritage. Still as every country did and still does, there could only be one official language...
BB, I really don't believe you don't get it...
I think we can agree here but what I so heavily object is this downtalking of Prussia, this myth of a barbaric opressive system which came up always with new ideas to torture poor victimized Poles.
It for sure wasn't perfect and integrating such a hostile minority has it's problems but it was nothing of that kind as Poles like to portray it!
Wooow, that's a twisted logic LOL
Well...that are facts too Paulina...
The Versailles Treaty gave Poland it's independence...and it sowed Hitler.
Make of this what you want!