it's partly as a result of admitting the former Eastern Bloc countries
Not really, it is the way it was set out to work for some and for some reserved the role of the colonies.
Didn't see that
In that case it is very easily to explain. You see what you want to see. Those who are on the street are paid thugs, some soviet idiots lied to by the politician of PO and mix of a few other misguided or sinister people who came to express their hate and howl like mindless animals.
PO and others entities supported by the Soros money, German and possibly Putin's money are out there to destabilise Poland, democracy and its legally elected government. They're traitors and saboteurs and they should be hanged or at least put in a prison.
Poland which was returned to them as a result of the allied victory in the First World War.
Poland fought long and hard to get there. Fact. Nobody handed anything to Poland.
Being partitioned between three world powers made it all a tad more difficult than being backyard of only one empire and a quite benevolent one at lest in comparison.
Yet, it took you like 800 years to get your act together and independence-, not that you won the war in 1922 but London calculated that a war of subjugation would be to costly and pointless. If you had some ore or oil I think you would still be a part of the British state.
Your greatest achievement is in preserving your identity and a separate culture (you ought to thank The RCC) and a strong will to get an independent country of your own. Kudos to you but don't compare oranges to apples.
If you had a pleasure with Russia it would settle most of you in Siberia and replace them with imports from Russia. Bye bye Molly Malone and hallo Tatiana.