Visit Poland, ancestral homeland of millions of Americans. Follow the ever-changing fate of the Polish state: from inception in 966, through kingdom and commonwealth status, through occupation and communism, to today's "Third Polish Republic." Learn of Poland's newest role as a full member of the European Union. Meet Nobel Prize winner Lech Walesa, the Solidarity Union leader who challenged the communist authorities in the 1980s and became president in 1990.
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National Geographic Countries of the World:Poland by Zilah Deckker