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  1. 1. POLAND<br />November 15, 2010<br />By: Cody Hansbrough Thompson<br />
  2. 2. Poland <br />Population – 38 Million People<br />Language - Polish<br />Capital – Warsaw<br />Formerly ruled by the U.S.S.R (present day Russia)<br />Currency – Zloty<br />Mostly very flat<br />About the size of New York State<br />
  3. 3. Old Town Warsaw<br />
  4. 4. Polish Coins – Zloty <br />
  5. 5. Zloty - bills<br />
  6. 6. Polish Flag<br />
  7. 7. Polish lady – at a typical market<br />
  8. 8. Poland is northeastern Europe’s largest and most populous country!<br />Poland was divided among its neighbors in the 1700, and regained its independence shortly after WW1. However, after WWII the Soviet Union formed a communist government to rule the country. <br />In 1989 the communist government allowed free elections. Many businesses are now owned by people, many in their local communities. <br />Strengthened ties with Western countries… Joined NATO in 1999. <br />Warsaw is the capital of Polish life and the area has over 2 millions people, located on the Vistula river in central Poland. <br />
  9. 9. Comparing the USA to Poland<br />