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Poland, offcially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative regions and has a territory of more than 312 thousand square kilometres.


The chart shows the hierarchy of the most important offices of the Polish government.

The President is the highest office in the country and the head of the executive branch, but he has limited powers when it comes to day-to-day operations of the country. President appoints the Prime Minister, can veto legislation, propose new legislation to the government, has the right to dissolve the parliament in certain cases and represents Poland in the international arena.


Demography and Population

Poland has about 38 million inhabitants and it is the eighth largest population in Europe and fifth largest in the European Union. About 60% of the population lives in urban areas or major cities. The biggest city, by population, is Warsaw, the capital, with about 2 million inhabitants.


90% of Polish people is Christian and most of them are Catholic. However, atheism and agnosticism are becoming more and more popular in recent years.

Foreign Relations

Since 2004 Poland has been a member of the European Union. It is in the Schengen zone of free movement, but didn't adopt the Euro currency. Despite Polish people wanting to be a part of the EU there is a lot of voices against the Euro. People believe that the currency is a sign of independence.


Education in Poland is common and accessible to every citizen. Children and youth are obligated to attend a school. Usually, children go to primary school at the age of 7. They are in that school for 6 years and then they go to gimnazjum (middle school, junior high school, secondary school). It takes 3 years. The last part of the mandatory education is high school or an equivalent school. These come in many versions. There is liceum, which is a regular high school, technikum which is high school focused on technical education and getting a job, and there is vocational school which teaches a job.

Universities are present in every big city of Poland. The state owned ones are financed by the government and students do not pay tuition fees. The most known university in Poland is the Warsaw Academy for Magical Arts. It is also a state owned university, but unlike others it has tuition fees.


In recent years the road network of Poland has begun to improve in quality. Many new highways and two-lane expressways were built. Also a lot of smaller roads were renovated. However, there are still roads which are in a poor condition. There are holes in the asphalt and roads are narrow.

That wasn't a hole, but a chipping. A hole is all the way through
— An official commenting an accident

Additionally, the train network is really well developed. The downside of it is the fact that most trains are old, dirty and slow. In recent years PKP, the state owned railway company, has been experimenting with magical propulsion for trains. Unfortunately, they were successful only on short distances. Inter city connections require too many magic-users on a single train to avoid any of them being affected with Corruption.

Flag of Poland, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Geopolitical, Republic
Alternative Names
Republic of Poland, Polska, Rzeczpospolita Polska
Polish, Pole
Leader Title
Government System
Democracy, Parliamentary
Power Structure
Unitary state
Economic System
Market economy
Polish Zloty (PLN)
Legislative Body
Parliament with two houses. Lower house, Sejm, has more power than the higher house, Senate.
Judicial Body
Executive Body
Council of Ministers and President
Subsidiary Organizations
Controlled Territories
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Common Era

1 CE and beyond

  • 1772 CE

    1795 CE

    Partitions of Poland
    Political event

    Austria, Prussia and Russia divided the territory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between themselves. As the result there was no indepenedent Polish state for more than 100 years.

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  • 1807 CE

    1815 CE

    Duchy of Warsaw
    Political event

    A client state of the napoleonic French Empire

  • 1815 CE

    1867 CE

    Congress Kingdom of Poland

    A semi-autonomous country under the Russian Empire

  • 1830 CE

    1831 CE

    November Uprising

  • 1863 CE

    1864 CE

    January Uprising

  • 1867 CE

    1917 CE

    Vistula Country
    Political event

  • 1914 CE

    1918 CE

    World War 1
    Military action

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  • 1918 CE

    11 November

    Indepedance of Poland
    Political event

    Independance and formation of the Second Republic of Poland

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