What's the mentality there.
There was no Lithuania, it was the Soviet Union. Poland, although a puppet state of the S.U. had an element of "freedom" that Lithuania just did not get.
When you cut away the surplus babble, I think the West is just a Smurf word for modernity. Maybe when a Pole gets rid of his tractor and ploughs his field with a horse, he is looking eastward.
When we are talking about East and West, we are talking about communism/capitalism.
I found it very very difficult to live in Lithuania (man I could tell you some mad stories about that place), I find it easy to live in Poland.
Out of interest, where's here? It's hard to talk about one single set of characteristics for Poles and Poland when there's still such a marked difference in mentality between the former Russian, AustroHungarian and German zabory.
Fair point, malapolska, I rekon the Russian part of the 3rd partition or Polska "B", as it's known these days, would be more difficult than here but I have only ever driven through it and stopped for fuel and food but quite a lot.