The Republic of Poland, better known as simply Poland, is located in Eastern Europe, and it is bordered by Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania and the Slovakia. Additionally, Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe. Like many European countries the Republic of Poland has a climate that is temperate, meaning that it varies unexpectedly. The ever changing weather aspect of the country gives it an attractive edge.
Poland is the eighth most populated country in Europe. In Poland today the nationality of many people who live there is Polish or German. Due to WWII, the population of Jews in Poland has since decreased. The leading language in Poland is west Slavic, and the second most used languages are German, and English. The largest city, and capital of Poland is Warsaw, which is home to the excitement of the theater, music and money. Warsaw is home to 30 different theaters, including the Grand Theater of Warsaw. Music and education are a big part of the polish culture. The cultural influences of Poland going from art, architecture, literature, to lifestyles all were influenced from the east and west.
“With the Germans we run the risk of losing our liberty. With the Russians we will lose our soul.” This was a quote by Edward Rydz-Smigly. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces during WWII and the German invasion of Poland. The German invasion started with a simulated attack by the Germans. Ordered by Hitler, a group of German soldiers went across the Polish border and killed some of the Polish soldiers. Dressed in Polish uniforms, the German soldiers began to fire at Germans, causing Germany to invade Poland. When Germany invaded Poland the Treaty of Versailles was broken, and Germany could not be trusted. The treaty stated that Germany would have to demilitarize and not invade or annex any country. During this invasion Poland had little help. With its military allies such as France and the United Kingdom not making any attempt to fight the Germans, Poland stood alone. With a small military and no help, the Poles fought. Germany annexed many parts of Poland, and controlled the lives of many Poles. The invasion of Poland was the establishment of Hitler’s expansion of Germany and the Nazi party.