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Poland and Lithuania as a commonwealth. They became very strong through their impressive agricultural economy!


"The Earth isn't dying, it's being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." Street art in Poland inspired by a quote attributed to singer/activist Utah Phillips. As fossil fuel users, we are all responsible for global warming, but there are some who profit off of intentionally blocking the transition to a low-carbon economy. These parties should be held legally (non-violently) responsible.


Casimir III the Great King Casimir III, the only Polish king to earn the subsequent title of "the Great," reigned during the 14th Century AD and established himself as a decisive and able ruler, relying on his skill in diplomacy and sensible decision-making to greatly improve the well-being of his people and security of his kingdom. In rebuilding a depleted economy, strengthening the military, codifying the law, and expanding the borders of Poland,


Poland's Jewish community before World War II was one of the largest in the world. And it was highly diverse. There were highly sophisticated, assimilated Jews in the major cities that played an important role in the country's economy. And there were Jews in the rural villages (stetl) that followed a life little changed from the middle ages.


Primeval Poland: where the bison roam

Must go visit the Białowieża National Park (Białowieski Park Narodowy), 245 km east of Warsaw! In Europe's last primeval forest, on Poland's border with Belarus, experts are fighting to protect the zubr, or European bison.