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Flag of Poland With Coat of Arms

Flag Poland With Coat of Arms

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Flag Poland With Coat of Arms 1500x900mm

Price: $23.10

Product ID: pol-a/l

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Flag Poland With Coat of Arms 900x600mm

Price: $17.09

Product ID: pol-a/m

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Flag  Poland With Coat of Arms 2400x1500mm

Price: $93.67

Product ID: pol-a/v

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Hand-waver Poland With Coat of Arms 450x300mm

Price: $13.00

Product ID: pol-a/hw

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Handwaver Child

Handwaver Child Poland With Coat of Arms 225x150mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: pol-a/hc

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Desk Flag

Desk Flag Poland With Coat of Arms 150x100mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: pol-a/df

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String 30

String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm
String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm
String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm
String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm
String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm
String 30 Poland With Coat of Arms 230x150mm

Price: $70.10

Product ID: pol-a/sf30

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Badge Poland With Coat of Arms 90x60mm

Price: $6.10

Product ID: pol-a/p1

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Poland , officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the sixth most populous member of the European Union, and the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.

Many historians trace the establishment of a Polish state to 966, when Mieszko I, ruler of a territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland, converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a longstanding political association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by signing the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth gradually ceased to exist in the years 1772–1795, when the Polish territory was partitioned among Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austria. Poland regained its independence (as the Second Polish Republic) at the end of World War I, in 1918.

Two decades later, in September 1939, World War II started with the invasions of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (as part of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact). More than six million Polish citizens died in the war. In 1944, a Soviet-backed Polish provisional government was formed, which, after a period of conflict, falsified referendum and elections, gave rise to a satellite state of the Soviet Union, Polish Republic (Rzeczpospolita Polska), renamed to the People's Republic of Poland (Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa) in 1952. During the Revolutions of 1989, Poland's Marxist-Leninist government was overthrown and Poland adopted a new constitution establishing itself as a democracy under the name Rzeczpospolita Polska, often referred to as the "Third Polish Republic" (III Rzeczpospolita).

Despite the vast destruction the country experienced during World War II, Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage and 54 Historical Monuments and many objects of cultural heritage. Since the end of the communist period, Poland has achieved a "very high" ranking in terms of human development.