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My view is that Poland exchanged its situation as a constrained vassal of the Soviet Union for a situation as voluntary vassal of the US. It can't be denied that Poland has been unfailingly loyal to the US in foreign policy, even to the detriment of its supposed loyalty to an EU line, agreed between peers.

This respects the feudal notion; being a vassal does not necessarily involve constraint. In many circumstances, an aristocrat was able to choose his overlord. It was, in the final analysis, primarily a military relationship.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 06:49:16 AM EST
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