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Joe Haley

  1. 1. Poland-a historic area of conflict By Joe Haley
  2. 2. <ul><li>Small polish tribes formed into </li></ul><ul><li>bigger ones and settled in the </li></ul><ul><li>flatlands of Giecz, Poznari. </li></ul><ul><li>In 966, Holy Roman Emperor Otto 1 The </li></ul><ul><li>great affirmed the ducal title held by </li></ul><ul><li>Polish leader Mieszko 1, and Poland </li></ul><ul><li>was born. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Flag of Poland: </li></ul><ul><li>Polish soldiers uniforms were </li></ul><ul><li>red and white </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Map of Poland: </li></ul><ul><li>Tykocin- in 1522, 10 Jewish families </li></ul><ul><li>were invited to live in this city by the </li></ul><ul><li>family that owned it. By 1800, 70% of </li></ul><ul><li>the population was Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Madjanek- one of the largest Nazi death </li></ul><ul><li>camps. More than 235,000 Jews died </li></ul><ul><li>there. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Poland is Warsaw. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Poland is part of the </li></ul><ul><li>Polish-Lithuanian Empire </li></ul><ul><li>It was formed in 1569 </li></ul>The Empire
  6. 6. The Renaissance <ul><li>The University of Krakow was recognized as a cosmopolitan </li></ul><ul><li>center for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolaus Copernicus, a student from there, did studies of </li></ul><ul><li>the universe and his ideas turned out right. </li></ul><ul><li>It brought out the mature form of Polish literature, which was first </li></ul><ul><li>used by Mikolaj Rej, a famous Polish writer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Industrial Revolution <ul><li>Poland formed a whole with Russia in trade. </li></ul><ul><li>Textile factories were formed, along with railroads, as there </li></ul><ul><li>was a large demand for Polish products. </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture changed. Landowners hired laborers and bought </li></ul><ul><li>machines, rather then do it themselves. </li></ul>
  8. 8. WW1 <ul><li>After WW1, Poles had hopes for a sovereign Poland, so they </li></ul><ul><li>prepared for an uprising. </li></ul><ul><li>When the uprising took place, it replaced the German monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>with the Weimar Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>It is considered as the greatest Polish uprising. </li></ul>
  9. 9. WW2 <ul><li>During WW2, Poland had plans to expel the Germans. </li></ul><ul><li>After long, relentless battles, Poland took back Warsaw </li></ul><ul><li>On May 7, 1945, all German forces surrendered </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Poland is a Republic </li></ul><ul><li>The president of the republic is Boleslaw Bierut </li></ul><ul><li>The current Prime Minister is Donald Tusk </li></ul>
  11. 11. Poland and the U.S. <ul><li>The U.S. and Poland used to have a great relationship, but now </li></ul><ul><li>it is dying. </li></ul><ul><li>Younger generations are turning against America because we </li></ul><ul><li>are becoming distant in style and language. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Site Worth Seeing <ul><li>The Bieszczady Mountains is a snowy, secluded place with </li></ul><ul><li>awesome landscape </li></ul><ul><li>There is great biodiversity there </li></ul><ul><li>It makes a great honeymoon spot. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Most important person <ul><li>Nicolaus Copernicus- the first astronomer that had a theory </li></ul><ul><li>where the Earth was not the center of the universe </li></ul><ul><li>He revolutionized the universe as we know it, called the </li></ul><ul><li>Copernicus Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>He was also a mathematician, a governor, and an economist </li></ul>

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