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History of Poland after the 1st September 1939

The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign or 1939 Defensive War in Poland and the Poland Campaign in Germany, was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe. The invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and ended on 6 October 1939 with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.

13th December 1981 Military crackdown on Polish people.

Poland's military rulers have declared a state of emergency after imposing martial law and placing leaders of the Solidarity trade union under arrest. The country is effectively sealed off from the outside world with the military insisting the action is necessary to prevent the country from descending into civil war.

Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor.

In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor. After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.

Currency exchange rates

Reference: British Pound (GBP)
Symbol Currency Rate
EUR Euro 1.14
USD American dollar 1.33
BGN Bulgarian Lev 2.23
CZK Czech Koruna 29.43
DKK Danish Krone 8.51
HUF Hungarian Forint 365.43
PLN Polish Zloty 4.92
RON Romanian New Leu 5.29
SEK Swedish Krona 11.64
CHF Swiss Franc 1.32
NOK Norwegian Krone 10.84
HRK Croatian Kune 8.44
RUB Russian Ruble 82.81
Source: European Central Bank, 22.07.2018

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