Wind-up for a wind-up - that's how it works on PF ;)
convex: is that counting the time while under the thumb of invading countries?
2010 - 966 = 1044 years counting the period of partitions
1044 - 123 = 921 years as an independent country
Still - 1000 years sounds about right.
convex: I also think that nationalists are a cancer on society.
I would agree to that statement with a small stipulation that not all people
who are crazy about their country are nationalists.
I am crazy about Poland too, but not a nationalist at all. I appreciate the achievements
of other countries but Poland is more important to me obviously. For example, there are
many breathtaking landscapes around the world but for me my nearby fields and forests
are the most beautiful in the world. The statues and paintings in the cathedrals of
Rome and Paris are amazing, but still I like the wooden sculpture of Saint Virgin Mary
in front of my local parish church much more. Maybe it's sentimental, maybe it's a bit
silly too, but yes - I am crazy about my country.