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Comparing Poland and Romania


Lyzko 29 | 7,340
9 Jun 2017 #91
Ceascescu so utterly ruined Romania, both economically as well as culturally, that she can't even be compared with Poland! Even under Communism, later Solidarity, the Polish economy exceeded that of Romania, essentially almost a third-world country until relatively recently.
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,520
3 May 2021 #92
"Secretly a Slav"



reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/n3st7h/secretly_a_slav/

What is Romania?
Miloslaw 8 | 3,010
3 May 2021 #93
What is Romania?

Not Slav.
Romanesc?
Strzelec35 26 | 1,490
2 days ago #95
how would you guys rank these countries in terms of poorness or both economic turmoil and average pay and even corruption: Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus Poland?

" Ceascescu so utterly ruined Romania, both economically as well as culturally, that she can't even be compared with Poland! Even under Communism, later Solidarity, the Polish economy exceeded that of Romania, essentially almost a third-world country until relatively recently."

what about Ukraine tho?
Lyzko 29 | 7,340
2 days ago #96
"Poverty", you mean? Romania wins that contest by a nose.
Strzelec35 26 | 1,490
2 days ago #97
So European union hasn't been putting money into it at all like Poland? Why not?
mafketis 25 | 9,270
2 days ago #98
Romania

I've been to Romania several times (mostly Bucharest) and the last time (about 4 years ago) things had visibly and noticeably improved over previous times. Oddly places that might be of interest (like the site of Ceausescu's last speech a five minute walk from where I always stay) are kind of neglected.

I don't know how the country has dealt with covid though I've heard they haven't done a bad job in maintaining general healthcare (unlike Poland which has seen a mass shutdown).

Still, despite the improvement noticeably poorer than Poland with worse infrastructure (look at a ten story Romanian apartment building and then try to complain about Polish bloki... I dare you).

Service is.... mixed. On one trip twice cashiers tried to short change me but a couple of (polie!) words in Romanian and they immediately backed down and gave me the right change with apologies.

Overall though people are friendly and if you know a Romance language it's easy to pick up survival Romanian (and you might start understanding bits and pieces of conversations you overhear).

Romanian body language is very similar to Polish and many young women manage to combine Slavic and Romance looks in an... intriguing way.

Gypsies are a noticeable presence and they are usually up to activities that make a normal person feel worse for having them around....

Although I'm not a believer Poland was lucky to have the RC church during communism as it helped prevent some of the worst excesses in corruption, crime and violence that plagued more secular countries.

Romania in a few songs (a few years old)

Manele is the gypsy dominated Romanian equivalent of disco polo but often much more listenable...

This is a duet with the then queen of the genre (Denisa) and a very Indian looking guy, title: With closed eyes I'd also see

youtube.com/watch?v=bMt06xnqXbs

Lidia Buble (more conventional pop singer with a catchy number, title: I've also told the girls

youtube.com/watch?v=ccvs-fexwZM

What's up with a song that reminds me so much of early 1990s Poland that it's uncannny, title: Taxi

youtube.com/watch?v=irDhEwgRRMs

Romanian music is overall a lot more.... vital than Polish music partly because radio stations were/are? required to play a certain percent of local music and so they had an interest in supporting and helping musicians develop in ways that have never really happened in Poland...
Novichok 1 | 2,545
2 days ago #99
Service is.... mixed.

Mixed? Ceausescu and his wife got the kind of service we can only dream about here. The trial and the executions in 45 minutes!
mafketis 25 | 9,270
2 days ago #100
The trial and the executions in 45 minutes!

See what motivation and rewards can do?!

I would have preferred that they spend the rest of their miserable lives in a bad prison but killing them was probably safer.... (and certainly justified given their record).
Lyzko 29 | 7,340
2 days ago #101
By comparison, the Slavic Tiger's roaring ahead:-) The Miracle on the Vistula still leads Europe in I.T., second only to Britain and Germany, I believe.
YasserFr
2 days ago #102
^You meant Vltava, no? Prague seems more popular with expats. Even Bratislava seems preferred to Poland for expats. My Romanian coworker in Bratislava said Warsaw's "just a large city, gritty and gray". He loved Bratislava.
Novichok 1 | 2,545
2 days ago #103
"just a large city, gritty and gray".

...and those modern metal and glass soul-less monstrosities made it worse.
Crow 146 | 9,254
2 days ago #104
Compare them?

Poland allow transport of weaponry from Russia to Serbia, while Romania forbids.
Strzelec35 26 | 1,490
2 days ago #105
WHy do they call Bulgaria the poorest country in EU and not Romania?

bbc.com/worklife/article/20190913-how-to-slow-down-the-worlds-fastest-shrinking-country

If Serbia was in the EU would it even be poorer?
Novichok 1 | 2,545
2 days ago #106
while Romania forbids.

How can Romania forbid Russia anything like loading their planes whatever Russia wants? I don't get it.
Crow 146 | 9,254
2 days ago #107
They forbids transport over their territory. That they can forbid. They are evil and Poland is good.

If serbia was in the eu would it even be poorer?

Oh definitely. We are smart and we aren`t member so our economy grow and our efficiency is famous.
Lyzko 29 | 7,340
2 days ago #108
Not as black and white as all that, folks.


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