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Polish Culture and History
Transcript of Polish Culture and History
By: Sahara Starke
Polish Cultural Statistics
Location: Central Europe
Climate: Temperate cold, cloudy, cold winters, frequent participation.
Population: Around thirty-eight million.
Ethnic Make-up: 96.7 percent are Polish, 0.4% are German, 0.1% are Belrussian, 0.1% are Ukrainian, and 2.7% are other and unspecified.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant.
Languages: Mainly Polish and English, with a few other languages.
Pierogi is well known even in other countrys. Pierogi is a Polish national dish.
Bigos is a national and traditonal Polish stew. It takes about two too four days to make.
The main meal might be eaten about 2 p.m and is much larger than a lunch from the United States.
Palant was first created in the middle ages, but became popular in the 19th century again in Poland
It is similar to baseball, you hit the ball with a bat and run to the line. Afterwards you run back to the "nest". The other team is supposed to hit you with the ball.
Pierscieniowka was created in 1963. It is similar
to Voleball, but the net has three holes. You
throw the ball through the holes with two
The Polish education system was reformed in 1999 and a few changes have been implemented since. Education is now compulsory from age 7 till 18 but there are some non school alternatives from 16, including apprenticeships.
An apprenticeship is a job but it is also involves school.
Order of schooling:
Primary and lower secondary
Upper secondary and vocational education and training
Clothing today in poland:
Very similar to the United States, but is slightly more casual.
Outfit of the Opoczno area
History of Poland
The Second World War
On September 1st., 1939, 1.8 million German troops invaded Poland on
three fronts; East Prussia in the north, Germany in the west and Slovakia
in the south
All of Warsaw's forces completely surrenedered on Sept 17th, 1940. They lasted longer than expected and took quiet a few Germans with them.
The Poles are the people who really lost the war. Over half a million fighting men and women, and 6 million civilians died. . About 50% of these were Polish Christians and 50% were Polish Jews. Approximately 5,384,000, or 89.9% of Polish war losses (Jews and Gentiles) were the victims