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It's a narrative. Liberation from Hitler Was followed by occupation by the Soviets and then came liberation from that, attributed to Solidarnosc, Pope Wojtila and Ronald Reagan. The next to last liberation doesn't count for much.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 03:17:32 AM EST
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Thank you. That makes things a little clearer for me. Although I think you should have used scare quotes for "liberation from Hitler". My guess is that, in the long run, the outcome of World War II will not be such a big deal for the Poles, since all that happened to them is that one occupier got replaced by another. So the question I posed which you are responding to was not a well formed one.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns
by Alexander on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 04:15:00 AM EST
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Also consider the Warshaw Uprising Stalin let be defeated by the Nazis. Ans also that Stalin shifted Poland 45% to the West: the Eastern parts of old Poland became parts of Belarus and Ukraine, while the Western parts of Germany became Poland (and refugees from East Poland settled in the homes of chased-away Germans). It was even worse than one occupation following another.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 04:45:11 AM EST
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