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Tacitus   
8 hrs ago
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

The impact of Brexit will be felt over time, not instantly. The UK is getting less attractive as an investment target, and international companies will start redirecting their investments to other EU countries, reducing their presence in the UK.

Tesla builds its' giant battery near Berlin, not in the UK. And this is just the tip of the ice berg.

google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/bdc9f940-bb92-11e9-b350-db00d509634e

Less investments =fewer jobs tax income in the future. No doubt Brexiteers will celebrate it in 5 years that their country is still alive, ignoring how much better they could have been off if they had stayed in the EU. But then again, they have no idea of economics or how the world actually is, otherwise they would not have voted for it.
Tacitus   
1 day ago
Off-Topic / USA News and Poland - Part 2 [2733]

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2 days ago
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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2 days ago
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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Tacitus   
15 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Brexit 2019 and Poland [2945]

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Tacitus   
14 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / DALMATIA - How much Poles love Dalmatia ? [88]

Looks like he does not even recognize Montenegro's independence.

function as terrorist narco mafia Muslim caliphate

Still better than the rogue state Serbia used to be in the 90a before it got properly scolded by Nato.
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13 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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12 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Brexit 2019 and Poland [2945]

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11 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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10 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Brexit 2019 and Poland [2945]

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10 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Brexit 2019 and Poland [2945]

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10 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Brexit 2019 and Poland [2945]

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Tacitus   
8 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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8 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / USA News and Poland - Part 2 [2733]

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7 Jan 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread [1056]

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6 Jan 2020
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6 Jan 2020
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Tacitus   
2 Jan 2020
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

Last year, Mohammed was not even among the top 50.

beliebte-vornamen.de/jahrgang/j2018

Economic progress in a normal thing

Just compare how the Ukraine and Poland have developed since the end of the Sovietunion.

politico-ideological part

A single market like the European one does not work without political integration.

example are the CO2 emmisions

Maybe not CO2, but I think it would be good for the Polish people if the EU forced Warsaw to do something against air pollution in cities. The smog you regulary see on television (and one Polish friend told me about) can not be healthy.
Tacitus   
2 Jan 2020
Law / Prostitution in Poland, is it legal? [24]

I suppose the key question for most here is: Can I get into legal trouble if I have sex with a prostitute in Poland?
Tacitus   
1 Jan 2020
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

As someone pointed out Germany have no soft power

This is just a claim that has been refuted numerous times already. Germany has in fact a lot of soft power by any indication.

softpower30.com/country/germany/

Cultural soft power is more than just who has the most netflix series. Otherwise no country except the USA and maybe the UK would have any. It includes the numer of people who learn a language, listen ro music and read literature. And in that regard Germqny has a lot to offer.
Tacitus   
31 Dec 2019
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

On the top they have no soft power.

This nonsense again?

softpower30.com/country/germany/

German political influence has waned rapidly after 2015.

You are confusing Germany with Poland here. Thanks to PiS, Poland plays little to no part in the creation of European policy making. Whereas Germany is still involved in all initiatives.
Tacitus   
31 Dec 2019
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

All I can see in your words is:

I am not surprised, since you also see Gulags in the EU and probably a lot of other crazy stuff. Poland faces no military threat from the West, but it does from the East, and thus asks for Western support. If it were to leave the Western alliance system, it would naturally lose this help without any compensation for it.

Germany cannot even hit the economy of Poland

Naturally both sides would suffer, since both sides benefit from the current status. But if we just talk about bilateral negotiations, there would be so many ways for the economically larger country to hurt the other without the latter being able to retaliate. Poland has a huge logistic industry, with trucks driving through Western Europe, with Germany as the central hub. It would be simply for Germany to introduce poll taxes for them. After all, if Polish drivers use German autobahns, they can pay for their upkeep (which Polish drivers are currently protected against by EU law). Germany could introduce measure to have Polish workers pay more taxes in Germany, and prevent them from claiming social benefits. (again against EU law). We could implement rules like Macron suggested to prevent polish plumbers from undercutting the minimum wage in Germany. What could Poland do against this? It depends after all on its' many expats, and like with the UK, Warsaw would adopt a conciliatory tone. Poland is also important as a work bench for Germany, but how long would it take for other countries trying to lure German companies away to them by offering better conditions? And that leaves out the possibility of closer economic relations with Russia, once Berlin does no longer need to show any consideration for Warsaw. Again, both sides would likely suffer, but unlile Germany, Poland would not have anything to lessen the pain.

And again, what is the strategic benefit of this for Poland? It does not gain anything by it.

Germany and France are their big daddies,

I would consider them as Poland's big friends. Friends because they are willing to treat them as equals, but sadly this only works if the Polish sides is willing to act in good faith.
Tacitus   
31 Dec 2019
News / Polexit? Almost half of the Poles believe that Poland would be better off outside of the EU [266]

Poland will be in our "favourite" position: alone, with enemies both east and west,

Maybe not enemies to the West, but probably no friends. It is really puzzling to me how some Poles are so dead set on repeating past mistakes. It would be one thing of they said "We want to closely align with Russia instead", but it as evident that many of them deem Russia as a threat. Which means they are intent on weakening Poland's position without any tangible benefit. Do they really want to see their country into another Ukraine, constantly in danger of interference from Russia? Because NATO will likely not be around to protect them for much longer.

In short, they dream off a kind of independence that is not possible anymore. Smaller countries need to rely/ally with bigger ones if they feel threatened. And even military threats aside, bigger countries can dictate trade conditions to smaller ones, if the latter have no one to back them up.
Tacitus   
18 Dec 2019
Off-Topic / How fascist are you? [132]

Hitler was a Nationalist Socialist who brought in racism to help his cause.

Racism was the only cause Hitler believed him. You Brits have written the best Hitler biographies, they usually explain this very profoundly.

Did you read the wiki page

I prefer reading books that deal with this issue, but does the Wikipedia page also point out e.g. that the Third Reich spend a smaller percentage of its' budget on social benefits than the Weimar Republic did before the economic crisis?
Tacitus   
17 Dec 2019
Off-Topic / How fascist are you? [132]

because it naturally sucks to think one of the biggest massmurderer harboring socialist ideas...

Why would that suck? Perhaps for socialists, but then again, enviromentalists are usually not too bothered by the fact that Hitler implemented some of the enviromental policies.

This is just about historical accuraccy. It is absurd to call a man a socialist, who was never interested e.g. in redistributation of wealth, and whose "vision" for Germany was nowhere near equalitarian. Hitler was a social darwinist who believed that war was a natural part of human life, something to be welcomed because it eliminated the weak.

It is also worth noting that Hitler did far less for the poor people than is usually believed. This image is mostly created by his propaganda, but his government only cared about the rearment process. Bismarck implemented far more daring social policies, which would make him a bigger socialist than Hitler when we follow this logic.
Tacitus   
16 Dec 2019
Off-Topic / How fascist are you? [132]

he was a socialist but wanted all the stuff only for GERMANS or those he deemed as true Germans.

No, he was not a socialist, because he never believed in it, and never persued socialist goals. He implemented some social benefits policies, but I think we can all agree that this does not make one a socialist.

Hitler made it clear several times that he opposed socialist ideas. He threatened to leave the party in the early 20s, when the NSDAP wanted to cooperate with the local communist party against the government. He killed Röhm and others because their socialist views threatened to creat a rift between the NSDAP and the conservative elite in the military and industry.