Poland in Pictures

Overview

Poland's history as a democratic nation goes back many centuries. In the sixteenth century, a Polish-led commonwealth stretched across much of central Europe and was one of the first European kingdoms to hold elections to determine its leaders. For centuries, Poland was considered one of the most politically and culturally advanced societies in Europe. However, on September 1, 1939, World War II was touched off by Hitler's Nazi Germany embarking on a massive invasion of Poland. During the war years, German and ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (25) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $9.37   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Poland's history as a democratic nation goes back many centuries. In the sixteenth century, a Polish-led commonwealth stretched across much of central Europe and was one of the first European kingdoms to hold elections to determine its leaders. For centuries, Poland was considered one of the most politically and culturally advanced societies in Europe. However, on September 1, 1939, World War II was touched off by Hitler's Nazi Germany embarking on a massive invasion of Poland. During the war years, German and Soviet occupiers brutalized the Polish population, and establishing several of the Nazi death camps throughout the Polish landscape. Following the war, Poland became part of the Eastern Bloc. Under Communism Poland was transformed from a largely agricultural nation to an industrial center. Despite this advancement, economical mismanagement lead to increasing dissatisfaction with the Communist regime during the 1980s. Labor strikes organized by Solidarity, an independent labor union ignited widespread revolt and brought the return of democracy to Poland.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822526766
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Visual Geography Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,209,487
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)