Do 60 years count too?
Well, it's not 123 years, but I guess it counts too. Were the citizens of the country
you're thinking of forced to abandon their language (as it was with forceful germanization
and russification in Poland)?
1/4th of our country lost
Better than 3/4ths (as compared to Poland in 1618) and even after WW2, we lost the area
the size of Czech Republic compared to 1939 and lost 3 out of 4 most important cities.
The population loss of 12 million (35 million in 1939 and 23 million in 1945) is also the hugest
loss in Europe.
But yes, border changed in Europe nearly everywhere during the course of the history
Sure it did. But if Polish people "moan about it", as one person in this thread put it, it is
not because of the border shifts, but because of everything that was connected with
it in case of Poland, and which was much worse than anything that happened in Denmark
or Italy (the examples you gave.)
And yes Hungary was an especial worse case...they did get no compensation till now compared to Poland.
That's because they fought on the wrong side. Had they fought on the Soviet side,
they would most likely have been given some territory after the war (probably a part
of Transylvania from pro-Nazi Romania and southern part of another Hitler's ally - Slovakia.)
But still - gaining nothing in terms of territory, Hungary managed to avoid the terrible
population losses, that Poland suffered only because we refused Hitler's repeated proposals
of anti-Soviet alliance.
So, all in all, when we consider ALL
the above mentioned factors, then it is obvious
that Poland has suffered the most of all European nations, and it is very true to compare
Poland to the Christ of Nations. Saying that it is the same with EVERY
is like saying that EVERY
European nation had its holocaust and that the slaughter of Jews
in WW2 was nothing special.