11th November 1918 - 11th November 2018

Today is special day for us Polish citizens, it is 100th anniversary of regaining independence.

Since the partition of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria in 1795, our country was not on the map. The nation still existed, but the territory of the country, administration and governments were under the power of partitioners. Poles at that time many times tried to regain their independence.

The path to independence was long and hard. Despite numerous uprisings, many battles fought and resistance against the invaders, it was only in 1914 that there was hope of actually recovering the country.

During the First World War, two opposing sides stood against two opposing sides - Germany and Russia, and Austria-Hungary, the third of the invaders, torn apart by internal disputes and weaknesses, began to lose control over the occupied lands.

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On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence.

Here's link to short animation to our short history, please watch:

The Unconquered Poland