Thursday, January 20, 2011

Short History of Poland / Krotka historia Polski

Poland is over 1100 years old. It takes numerous tomes in many libraries, tons of paper, hundreds of kilometers of microfiche and hours and hours of lectures to tell this history in detail. Unless you are a historian or a history buff, you probably don’t have time to conduct a comprehensive study. Here are two short videos that introduce the topic in brief. The first one is more of a slide show, but it provides explanations of some major events throughout the ages. The second one is a short animated film created for the Shanghai Expo 2010.
If you are not familiar with the history of Poland, you will probably be surprised that wars and uprisings were very frequent. Poland’s geo-political location, on the border between the East and the West, has made it the field of power struggles between the eastern and the western powers. During these struggles, Poland had to fight for its independence and defend its identity, language and culture. It’s a small country (three times smaller than the province of Ontario), but a feisty nation, with very resilient and proud people. Have a look:

Scroll down for the animated film 

Polska ma ponad 1100 lat. Zeby te historie opowiedziec, potrzeba wielu tomow w wielu bibliotekach, ton papieru, setek kilometrow microfilmu i wielu godzin wykladow. Jesli nie jestes historykiem lub entuzjasta historii, prawdopodobnie nie masz czasu na studiowanie tego tematu doglebnie. W zwiazku z tym proponuje dwa krotkie filmy, ktore pokazuja historie Polski w duzym skrocie. Pierwszy to raczej pokaz slajdow, ale zawiera wyjasnienia niektorych najwazniejszych wydarzen. Drugi, to krotki film animowany przygotowany na Expo 2010 w Shanghaju.
Jesli nic nie wiesz o historii Polski, pewnie zdziwi Cie, ze sklada sie ona z wielu wojen i powstan. Geo-polityczne usytuowanie Polski, na granicy pomiedzy wschodem i zachodem powoduje, ze byla ona miejscem walki o wplywy i panowanie pomiedzy wschodnimi i zachodnimi mocarstwami. Podczas tych zmagan, Polska musiala walczyc o swoja niezaleznosc i bronic swojej tozsamosci, jezyka i kultury. Polska – maly kraj (trzy razy mniejszy niz prowincja Ontario), ale waleczny narod. Polacy – dumni i wytrwali. Zapraszam do obejrzenia filmow:

5 comments:

  1. Blogging really is the best because you get to meet so many lovely people from all across the world!!
    ENjoy blogging and stop by anytime:)

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  2. Thank you for providing this! I am embarrassed to say that the only thing I knew about Poland before watching the videos was the food!
    God Bless You on your journey!

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  3. I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know how wonderful it is. Hope you are enjoying Poland. I have visited your beautiful country once. Do you miss Canada?...I am looking forward to your future postings...Greetings from the US...Heidi

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  4. Wow, This is great!!!! I like a lot!!!!

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  5. Billowing..
    The Iron Curtain.
    Fluttering about the room
    Heritage, people and it's traditions.
    A stirring for the sweet pain of nostalgia. Zosia, please tell us more.

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