that chart you posted is the country's purchasing power parity
Yes, of course, that is the best measure coz it shows real financial opportunities. So I don`t understand why you went on with a useless lecture explaining what PPP is - everybody knows those things - let`s not waste time for such childishness.
Poland quickly beat Ukraine's PPP
That isn`t the topic of the debate how quickly Poland beat Ukraine. Our debate started with a general question who was richer/ poorer. Let me remind you my words from post 328 :Poland was a very poor country in 1990s, even poorer than Ukraine and Belarus.
Key words : poorer in 1990s.
And my graph shows exactly that: Poland`s PPP GDP was lower than Ukraine`s for 4 years: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993. Can you see it?
Besides, do you understand Polish? So, watch this video below from Polish communist news in 1989 - people complain there is no bread or other basic stuff like safety razors, batteries, matches and they have to queue for hours to get them. Guys, what standard of living are we talking about if you can`t buy bread or fekking matches? Were there such problems in Ukraine or Belarus in 1989 and later?
Do you want to watch another video from 1990 where people complain bread was too expensive after gigantic price rises introduced by the democratic government? Do you think Ukrainians had similar problems then?
Of course not, that is why can I ask you to check your sources better before you undertake a discussion with me on matters which refer to history of Poland?