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#1 TheMisaGen

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Poland!                                                                                
Capital: Warsaw 
Population: 38.54 million (2012) 

 

Many of you know of the invasion of Poland in WW2 by Nazi Germany, so we start off the first fact with some interesting info:

 

*It has been invaded or has fought for freedom in insurrections 43 times from 1600 to 1945.
 

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*The name "Poland" originates from the name of the tribe "Polanie" which means "people living in open fields".

 

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*  Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.

 

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*Poles are well educated. 90% of Poland's youths complete at least secondary education and 50% have an academic degree.

 

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*The Fiat was the first mass produced car in Poland and 10,000 were sold before the eve of WWII.

 

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*There is a Pope channel on TV. Anytime one needs to see the pope, one can tune him in.

 

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*The Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters.

 

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*Polish dumplings or "pierogi" are one of national dishes and one of the best recognizable Polish food outside Poland.

 

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*Traditionally, the main meal of 3 courses is eaten around 2pm, starting with a soup, a main course of meat and a desert.

 

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*Located in Wrocław is the oldest restaurant in Europe, "Piwnica Swidnicka", operating since 1275.

 

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*The most popular dog’s name in Poland is “Burek” which is actually the Polish word for a brown-grey colour.

 

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*The 1st floor is regarded as floor "0" so you press "1" when you want to go to the 2nd floor in the elevator.

 

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*Kraków was the headquarters and the place of coronation of Polish kings and the nation's capital from 1038 until the move to Warsaw in 1596.

 

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*The most “World’s Strongest Man” winners are from Poland.

 

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* Beer is often served with raspberry or blackcurrant juice (piwo z sokiem) and drunk using a straw. During colder seasons the popular refreshment is hot beer with cloves and cinnamon, sweetened with honey (piwo grzane).

 

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Those are some of the fun facts i could find, let me know which country would you like me to do next! :D

For the end, some amazing pictures from this country:
 

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#2 Dups

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

*The name "Poland" originates from the name of the tribe "Polanie" which means "people living in open fields".

 

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*The Fiat was the first mass produced car in Poland and 10,000 were sold before the eve of WWII.

 

 

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FTFY


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#3 TheMisaGen

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

I fixed it now :)


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#4 Ellanios

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Beautiful women


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Notorious gangsters

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

Notorious gangsters hahahahhahaha


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#6 Dups

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

very tru


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#7 Heady

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

Hitler... Always Hitler...

#8 Dups

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

Hitler... Always Hitler...

 

never heard of him

must be some germany representative


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#9 TheMisaGen

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

I did nazi that coming....


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