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What does it mean to be "Polish"? Why does Poland exist?


Kuba TK 4 | 17
16 Nov 2013 #1
Have you ever wondered what differentiates Poles from the other nations of the world? Why does Poland exist? What is its mission/purpose, if any? Please give appropriate and reasonable answers.
Zibi - | 336
16 Nov 2013 #2
Please give appropriate and reasonable answers.

How about you give them first.
OP Kuba TK 4 | 17
17 Nov 2013 #3
I don't understand. Is it not reasonable to ask such a question?
Marek Musnicki - | 4
18 Nov 2013 #4
Many questions at once... Reasonable if you are a patriot, (for communist logic surely not reasonable!)
1) Every nation's history differentiates from one another, but of course, Polish is special due to the incidents of let's say last 250 years.
2) Poland exists AGAIN thanks to its American friends, who achieved to defeat Germany in 1917-18: without their help, WWI would last surely longer and if there were a Polish state, then it would be very different (a vassal state of Germany, if at all...)

3) Every nation's purpose is to maintain its culture, language, history, guarantee its citizens equal rights, and an oppurtunity to thrive...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,116
18 Nov 2013 #5
1) Every nation's history differentiates from one another, but of course, Polish is special due to the incidents of let's say last 250 years.

Polish history isn't very special in the last 100 years - plenty of countries such as Bosnia and Kosovo owe their existence to the Americans.
Ironside 51 | 12,442
18 Nov 2013 #6
I don't understand. Is it not reasonable to ask such a question?

If you are Polish and ask such a qestion you are a freak or not really Polish. If you are not Polish you are trolling.
yerrik 1 | 35
18 Nov 2013 #7
what differentiates Poles from the other nations of the world?

Poland has her own culture, language, and territory.

Why does Poland exist?

Because it has her own culture, language, and territory, as do most nations in the world.

What is its mission/purpose, if any?

To maintain her sovereignty and independence, which is the right of other nations in the world.

Polish is special due to the incidents of let's say last 250 years.

Poland's history was definitely turbulent yes, however I would beg to differ. Most of Eastern Europe was going through very similar troubles, aside from them all existing under serfdom.
Sparks11 - | 333
18 Nov 2013 #8
Notice he hasn't come back. With no info on why he wants to know or his own opinion this is indeed, a dumb question.
goofy_the_dog
18 Nov 2013 #9
To have Polish blood, loving the Fatherland.
Often a Pole is a Catholic as well.
Just read some poems like Kto ty jestes Polak maly...
jon357 74 | 22,276
18 Nov 2013 #10
With no info on why he wants to know or his own opinion this is indeed, a dumb question.

It is, especially as there's no single answer and not all are the same.
Sparks11 - | 333
18 Nov 2013 #11
Actually, this sounds like a question for some sort of history paper. Perhaps everyone had to choose a country in Europe and answer these questions. Just a guess.
jon357 74 | 22,276
18 Nov 2013 #12
It might be the right guess. There's a fashion for teachers to set 'deconstructing' questions - it's actually a good idea since if it's done right it really gets them thinking objectively, however asking it here will just bring up a ton of crap that the teacher doesn't want to get in the essay.
Szalawa 2 | 240
19 May 2014 #13
what differentiates Poles from the other nations of the world? Why does Poland exist? What is its mission/purpose, if any?

Poles have own language and culture similar to other west Slavs and other Slavic people in general
Poland exist's because of the Soviet union defeating Germany in WW2, without that Poland would be occupied and colonized by the Germans and would not exist

My Mission for Poland is for it to look out for it's own interests and build strong relationships with other Slavic countries, It exists so Poles have a place to call home


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