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Is Poland Becoming a Major European Superpower?
- Published on Feb 18, 2023 veröffentlicht
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Poland has seen some major economic surges in recent years, with them seemingly emerging a as one of the continent's biggest players. So in this video we unpack Poland's progress and how they could become the continents' next economic leader.
Written by James Newman.
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Comments • 3 906
Go Poland! I will only be sad that emigration stops to 🇮🇪. So good to see ❤️ love the poles.
Portuguese here. I did my Erasmus in Poland. It's a beautiful country with great cities and amazing people. You deserve all the success you can get, especially after the last century. Greetings from your European neighbours!
Poland still sucks when people make only 500$ per month and rent can be more than that 😆
Bueno, eso depende de quien eres y como seas, mis amigos se fueron de erasmus a Cracovia y fueron agredidos por la calle, por ser una pareja gay e ir cogidos de la mano por la calle, y cuando fueron a denunciar a la policía, en Polonia la agresión por motivos de odios hacía la orientación sexual no es un delito, no hubo un caso de investigación ni nada. Polonia no es un lugar seguro para la comunidad LGBT, ni para los suyos ni para los turistas.
@Dávid minimum wage in PL is 746 EUR/Month
@Jimmy C and there are the same issues in every country
@Alejandro Velasco Yo voy a responder en portugues porque mi español no es muy bueno.
Lamento ouvir o que aconteceu. Infelizmente a Polónia ainda é um país bastante conversador e de mentalidade retrógada. Mas todos os país o foram no passado. Eventualmente a sociedade polaca irá evoluir assim como as sociedades da Europa ocidental evoluíram.
good on you Poland 👍🏻from the Czech rep. 🇵🇱 🇪🇺 🇨🇿
Isn't it just Czechia now?
It can go by both names
Yes greetings to you too. I love Czech bear and knedliczki
@Kaiser it's both
@Kaiser Czech Republic is the full name, Czechia is the short version afaik; analogous to "Federal Republic of Germany" vs "Germany"
As an Italian working in IT in Poland i can already state that the average salary in IT here is about 15/20% higher than back in Italy… with a cost of life in cities around 30/40% lower. Kudos to the Polish people!
Im a native Pole and its sad beckose our own citizen think they are better living in germany or france and are constantly angry abaut the prices and low salaries . They are like comparing Poland to the USA when Poland is like a normal country and USA is a fucking global superpower and they are saying " look we are not as rich as the americans our country sucks "
Our own people are cosnantly finding downsites to living in here instead of being happy.
To be honest only foreigners like you see the good sides of living here im glad you came working with us.
Just wait until real estate firms start to realize the potential, buy up all the housing and jack up rents. It's bound to happen...
@Steffen Jensen Isn't it happening already? Nowadays on any bigger Polish city, a small studio will cost you around 600€ + utilities. That's on the level of a middle sized city in Germany while the salaries are 60-70%
The overall cost of living is lower, but accomodation is precisely the worst bang for buck.
@Tadeusz Marin what a lie, so you think an appartment in Poland is almost 3000 zloty? 😂 a decent appartment is max 1500 zloty or around 300 euro. you must be getting scammed.
I love how in intro all the cars drive backwards, you truly captured the Polish driver spirit.
Very impressive, only a super power is able to do that 👀
There's a mistake in the video!!! Should be "from USSR in the late 80s" not "90s"!!!
As a Pole, I can say, that this is just typical day in Poland
Poland deserve all the success they can get! Amazing people, amazing country, amazing politicians! As Italian, I am proud to be part of the European family with Poland!
Ok so the gdp is up 1000%, prices are up 2000%, interesting ''success''...
@Jan Cizmarik but it is a grwoth during 20 years . Not only one party governed but few during this period. I am just talking about the politicians who are in power right now. Writing in english instead of Polish becasue jan is a very common name .
Now the growth is in decline , due to high inflation caused by giving away too much money
I was born in northeast Poland in the early 90’s but moved to the US in 2000. The Poland of today and is vastly different than the Poland I left when I emigrated. After hearing thousands of jokes how Polish people are dumb, it’s nice to see Poland slowly earn its respect on the global scale.
I'm not surprised you would hear this in usa. There people will always talk about worst of countries instead of good
Poland has a history of producing exceptional mathematicians and therefore should lead in the fields of computer science and programming. I have worked with many Polish engineers and have found them to be very adept and intelligent people.
We emigrated to the UK when I was 4 and I never heard "polish = dumb" until I heard it from Joan fucking Rivers - and then heard it when I visited america. which is HILARIOUS given that it was always so very very clear to me that the standard education level , level of public discourse, and level of general knowledge in Poland are so much higher than in the UK and the USA. It doesn't bother me that much since I know its not true, and frankly I can see how things are constantly getting better and better . Sometimes its good to be underated.
@W V Greece was founder of the modern math symbols. But look at them now.
I love Poland and poles, I wish them all the best! Greetings from Italy!
Been there multiple times, fantastic country and best black metal scene in the world
@Rino Di Berardino Yes
Germany needs to pay its reparation.
EU funds run both ways. The Polish market directly profits EU controlling countries like Germany far more than they pay. It's a sham of a "union"
@2 Minute Hockeybeggars
At 1:26 Jack made a mistake. Poland was never part of the Soviet Union, but it was a satellite state of the Soviet sphere of Influence. So were the other Eastern European countries. This is important because it's a huge difference. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, Poland was not.
True, it is similar to say Polish Death Camps (WW2) when we talk about Auschwitz-Birkenau, etc
@Ma J'y I disagree!
Eastern European countries were part of the USSR. Central European countries, on the other hand, were only part of the Warsaw Pact.
@n6rt9s You're every bit right but, when someone is unable to distinguish between being a Soviet republic and being a Soviet "satellite State", they're even less likely to understand the distinction between Central and Eastern Europe. Most Westerners obsessively confuse the two concepts and lump it under the name of "Eastern Europe" because, in their view, it's all "the Eastern block". So sad.
@Ma J'ynot necessarily Romania isn’t central but southeastern and it was a satellite state of the USSR.
6 years living in Poland and I can confirm. They are goal oriented, perfectionist (not easy to grow in such environment) and resilient. Education is extremely strict, People with university deegreee speak minimum 2 languages fluently and are lesrning 3rd and 4rd. And one "annoying" thing that has taking Poland to where it is "They are the most stubborn people on earth"
@Khal Stroso yes, as the results go to show. They also never robbed other countries and civilizations on British or French or German or Spanish or Russian scale.
@J. T nope.
@Khal Stroso uh, yes. cope, and mald even.
When I worked in construction for an electrician I met many guys from Poland, all honest, smart , extremely hard working guys with a great sense of humour. They absolutely desverve where they are getting. Love from Bavaria! :)
Polish people honest? That’s rare
@Taavi Not in my experience
@Taavi you can't make a judgement of a people based on the actions of a few, i haven't met much polish people but i am sure you exaggerate when you say its rare.
@Jordan Mason You can't make a judgement based of the actions of a few nazis. Okay, I got it.
Sława Polska! Wishing you a further prosper nation and rigid reputation. Well deserved.
I’m from the USA, and I’d love to see the Poles succeed. They’re good people, and they’ve gone through a lot. They need to do whatever it takes to make sure that Russia doesn’t invade them again.
Germany invaded Poland...Russia helped liberate it.
@Finian Lacyrusian spam
@Finian Lacy Russia was killing and harrasing Polish people for hundreds of years. What Russians did to Poland was 10x more worse than Germans did to Poland. Soviet mentality irreversibly changed and damaged Polish spirit and we will never forget about it.
Back in 2007, my geography teacher was already telling us that Poland would become one of the important countries in EU, and that we should expect shifting in politics and economy
NO, stay away with your politics, everything woke go broke!
where are you from?
Well Done, Poland❤. Love from Romania 🇷🇴
I am romanian, and i love our Polish neighbors and Poland 🇵🇱😊👋. Respect and well done Poland 🇵🇱!✊👏❤️🙌
I fell in love with Romania a couple of years ago. I'm going to Romania again next week. Greets from Poznań.
Hope Romania will also be the success story like Poland !!!
The incentives and shock absorbers of being an EU member cannot be over stated. Congratulations to Poland from Ireland 🇮🇪 🇵🇱 👏
Thanks mate! I live in Canada but I visited Ireland during my layover last summer. Absolutely stunning country, I was really impressed
I absolutely loved Ireland when I worked there 2006-2008 ...worked for DELL in Limerick
Poland was growing steadily before we joined the EU. Now It is estimated that for every €1 Poland receives, €0.75 goes back to EU. When we joined the EU thousands of businesses have been smothered by larger Western companies that had 60 more years to develop, while Poland had been exploited by Russia (who also executed most of Polish intelligence from the 2nd day of WWII attack on Poland) so we needed decades to educate new generation to replace patriots, teachers, doctors, scientists, lawyers who had been killed and could have made a massive difference and propel the country forward 60 years earlier. Going back to EU. To give example how EU funds work. Now we build park benches that cost €60-80k, half of it is funded by EU and Poland constituencies need to borrow the remaining €30-40k. This bench can then only be build by usually German business as they are the only ons who would meet the spec criteria (because they made the criteria). Before the EU this same park bench could have been built before the EU funds for €2k.. that's essentially how EU funds work in a nurse. Not to mention dismantling agricultural business like sugar and majority of brewery had been bought and literally dismantled and copper beer tanks sent to Germany..
@aro. Man who asked
Nice to see brothers succeeding 🇱🇹❤🇵🇱. We grow together and will lead EU to next decade.
Yes we are all European brothers and sisters , from the Netherlands .
Thank you brother. But countries like ours (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania etc.) need to fix our demographics. At this point im happy that we all are rising and developing, but dropping birth rates will make us weaker in the future.
@Paweł Paweł It depends if we'll prepare for that. Canada have smaller population than Poland and their country is way bigger and they're doing well.
@Paweł Paweł I'd argue that we're developing right now. Newest political history of poland is just poor. I really doubt future has still much to offer for our country.
Thank You. hope peace and prosperity welcomes all eastern Europe .
Well done Poland! You didn't need a Marshall plan to grow. You did it on your own!
Lol total deny of reality. The EU and the free market is a major contributor to Poland growth.
@Fan2HD Other EU countries are also profiting from Poland joining it. EU is not a charity
@Fan2HD Want to know how EU “aid” works in Poland? The EU funds infrastructure in Poland, a French company gets the contract and constructs it using German machines and engineers, hiring Poles for the manual labour to keep the costs low.
Great Job Poland, you deserve to be happy after your History. Marie Curie, John-Paul II and Copernic would be proud to see what you have become. Love from France. 🇫🇷❤️🇵🇱
Thank you France for giving Poland a helpful hand so many times in the history! Vive la France!
We fought side by side with your emperor and the French. Us Poles love and respect France and Napoleon deeply. At Somosierra the emperor Napoleon said his Polish cavalry was “The bravest”. Poniatowski, Dąbrowski. Just as we fought against the nazi and fascist to liberate yours and our country during WW2, and we Poles did that with every single drop of blood in our bodies. However, you did not give us many thanks for that, quite frankly you, the British and the Americans sold us to Russia and communism and they raped all of eastern Europe. But Poland love France! Hurrah!
You forgot that legendary Facebook mom. Yeah, Karolina Zebraowska!
Copernicus was German not Polish, but fair enough
I worked with a bunch of Polish people in the UK at different times and locations. Their work ethic always fascinated me.
We really have an unusual work ethic that is so different to the anglosaxon one
this is just the immigrant work ethic, same here but different nations
Work hard, get money, come back to your country. Popular mindset
Bunch? People don't come in bunches. You can have a bunch of keys, a bunch of bananas, a bunch of grapes or tomatoes that's all. Try to expand your range of vocabulary rather than using childish Americanisms
TAK! Dobre Polska!! I love Poland and its wonderful people.
Respect Poland from Finland
The sheild of Freedom 💪🇫🇮🇵🇱
Welcome in NATO!
is this Finland the country which first go extinct because of record low fertality?>
You've done good step by joining to NATO . Great decision ! Greetings for you Suomi people !
Happy to hear poland is recovering and wish the best in the future. 👍greetings from Latvia.
I'm an American born of Polish decent (my grandparents emigrated to the US before WWII I believe) and I can't be anymore prouder of how much growth Poland is having, keep it up Poland!
Are you ever considered visiting Warsaw ? Its a beautiful capital
@Rafał Sztuba to be honest I'm torn of wanting to visit Warsaw and Krakow lol
@TheRedSoulof DETERMINATION Kraków is much more historic. From Krakow you can also check out the Wieliczka salt mine and visit german death camp Auschwitz.
Very happy for Poland and the Poles (smart & hard working people). The country is definitely becoming a leader in Europe, first of all in common sense!
Tak.Większość z Ukrainy.
Good for Poland.
Thank You wery much Ukrains.
From the USA I just got to say I love Poland I hope your country continues to prosper.
Thank you USA for buying our Inglot cosmetics, witcher games and Assecco IT services.
That adds up a lot to economy.
I feel blessed to have been born in this country in this particular time. Life used to suck here so much, but nowadays everyone I talk to can’t imagine living anywhere else. Greetings from Warsaw.
who are you talking to then
I only wish Poland was more accepting of LGBTQ+, then everyone could be happy.
@Ryakki Maxwell No
Lol where do you live? For sure not Poland
Love Polska 🇺🇸💖🇵🇱
Poland is adopting a similar foreign policy to that of Israel. Like Israel, Poland cannot afford to lose a single war, and therefore all economic, military, government, and societal posture should be for rapid response and gaining initiative. I can see Poland challenging for strong man of Europe, this decade. Despite some ideological differences in their ruling government, I support Poland, and know that millions of other Americans do as well. 🇺🇸 🇵🇱
You wish. A growing gdp doesn’t mean you are relevant. Especially because France and Germany are also benefiting from Poland workforce. They all grow together. The only thing that can boost more Poland is being USA new darling in Europe because they constantly undermine EU policies.
@Fan2HD Only during the 6,5 years (being in EU for 19 years). It is not "constantly" undermining. And not in the last year... Anyway, there is a great chance, that ruling party will not win the parliament elections this year.
@Fan2HD If you're referring to the party currently in power, the PiS, please remember they're Polands equivalent of trumpistas. That aside, Poland's (and the Baltics' and Ukraine's) top priority for the past 800 years or so has been being able to resist Russia's innumerable attempts to control them. Western Europe has tended to label these attempts as overreactions. IIRC, one Polish gov't official was publicly called hysterical about the Nazi threat. That was in the summer of '39, I think. We all know how that turned out.
Poland has great cosmetic, IT, and computer games industry, very modern and profitable.
Good job Poland. Greetings from Slovakia. 🙂👍
During the war Ukraina n Rusia i saw Poland 🙏🙏helping Ukraina🇺🇦 too much we must respectful to Polish Country🙏🇵🇱 history has written...👍👍👍.the world proud to the Polish Country.🇵🇱🇵🇱..from Indonesia🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨
Ah, flag reverse. And, imagine we're butchering Poles' names lol
Mdah Roumania,Hungary and republic of Moldova they didnt "nothing " for those people
@Ilie Petcan of course they did something but poland and especially polish people did majority of the work
This is highly welcomed, when one grows stronger we all grow stronger in the EU greetings from Denmark to Poles in here 😊
I agree. European Union is unbeatable when we all share our wealth. Greetings from Sweden.
Regards from Poland
We need Europe to be good. We need the east side of EU to be better than any vassal of Russia.
@Aurora hm. Sounds communist to me
Thank You Hit. How times have changed. In the times of the USSR, Poland was, according to the USSR, oriented to occupying Denmark in the event of a heated conflict. You heard about it from time to time on state stations. However, none of the Poles imagined it and I don't think it ever happened even under that regime. The Poles simply wouldn't do it, because they saw clearly where the evil empire is and where the free nations that we peacefully joined.
As a polish citizen I thank you so much for this episode, showing great development of our country!! We in Poland tend not to appreaciate our country, as polish proverb says: "You praise the others, and you don't know yours"
Though I wouldn't call us superpower or even close to it, I am proud of my country that it developed from communist country to democratic one!! Love from Poland!!🇵🇱
Yes, indeed. And my congrats on that!
- Just try and keep it that way and tell your government not to interfere with an independent judiciary. Otherwise you might soon lose some of that "democracy" (along with some EU´s subsidies...).
@LazyJack2003 Thank you! Though I would argue with your statement that our ongoing judiciary problem is a problem to polish democracy, though I don't agree with my goverment on this topic.
Just to avoid misunderstandings:I did not mean this as in "a typically polish" problem. Certainly not. I meant it as in "a judiciary that needs to follow the orders of the ruling party is a clear danger to any democracy."
So, I keep my fingers crossed for the next elections. (And I will still visit your beautiful country in summer...)
my gandfather worked with poles in battle of britan. he always like them a lot and even met with them in krakow in poland after 2 ww i did also go to krakow last month form London absolutely amazing city and truly very safe county not like in London
As a Dutchman, I'm very happy for Poland ! It's good to see that they're finally able to get wealthy after such a difficult history. I think that their assession to the EU really helped their economy a lot. That's why we're stronger together, on a European level. And Poland has shown some great leadership regarding the war in Ukraine 👏 If only Western politicians listened more to countries such as the Baltics and Poland, if only Western politicians were as brave as Eastern European leaders, the war would have already be won by Ukraine. Great job, Poland ! Keep up the good work ! 🇵🇱🇳🇱🇪🇺
Is it true that people in The Netherlands dislike Polish immigrants? I hear that a lot.
@B Broer ik zei alleen maar dat ik blij ben voor Polen. Ze hebben niet echt de makkelijkste geschiedenis en het is wel eens fijn dat het eindelijk eens een keertje goed gaat qua economie enzo
@Rafael White it's not that they dislike Polish immigrants. They do a lot of jobs that most Dutch people don't want to do, such as cleaning, for example. But I think that the main reason that some people don't like them is the language barrier. A lot of Polish immigrants don't speak Dutch and not a lot of English either. Dutch people like to talk and like have a little conversation, but since most of the Polish immigrant workers don't speak Dutch, they are often perceived as rude or distant. I know a few workers and some of them do speak Dutch very well, and they have a lot fewer problems. They have Dutch friends, whereas some of the Polish workers who don't speak Dutch mostly only have Polish friends. I think that that's the main reason
Thank you for this comment. It's nice to read these words from a Dutchman
@Rafael White Those who are not able to develop in Poland go to the Netherlands to work. They are suitable only for the simplest tasks, e.g. cleaning. In Poland, these people are replaced by Emigrants from the East. So these simple, uneducated people unfortunately often spoil the opinion of us Poles abroad.
As a Pole I can only say that we want to develop and live properly like the western countries! We have to cooperate as Central European with Czechia and Slovakia because we like them so much and we get well together. 🇨🇿🇵🇱🇸🇰 ❤❤
A oni maja nas gleboko w dupie i tylko patrza jak nas wydymac.
If you want to compare Poland to oyher countries you should pick Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary. We have very similar economies, we were in Warsaw Pact but not part of Soviet Union, we joined NATO and EU at the same time (Slovakia joined NATO later). When you look at any statistic we are very similar so Id say Central Europe is becoming more important where Poland is of course the biggest country but not the only one. When you look at the fastiest growing countries in the world between 1990-2020 Poland is the second (after China), but we still have smaller GDP per capita then our sounthern nightbours. Romania had worse start then our region but Im pretty sure they are new Europe's Tiger.
Well, as you said, Poland is the biggest (so it's being talked about the most) and only country that joined the EU after 2004, with enough political power to counter the biggest players in the EU. Romania is obviously the next candidate, but it is still only half the size of Poland. In 1990, Poland was far less developed and had a significantly smaller GDP per capita than Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary. That being said, we shouldn't overlook the achievements of those countries.
I agree wholeheately. These central european countries would have surpassed many of the western neighbors lonmg ago if they hadn't been handed off to the russians after world war two so they could have and the same advantages that Germany did of Marshall funds and wouldn't have to deal with the old guard hangover until they die off. Of course if Germany hadn't been the agressor, there is no saying how far they could have sky rocketed in the twentieth century.
I agree with it if you talk about eastern Europe (even though Poland belongs to central Europe) and include everything on the eastern side of Germany in it (which is even a bigger part). But if you talk about central Europa, Poland can't be the biggest one right now - that's Germany. It's still impressive and i hope the rise of our polish neighbors will continue (even though i dislike the current polish government).
It would have been great to have Ukraine in that team.
@Gabsch well geographical center of Europe is in... Belarus :) Huge part of Russia belongs to Europe so when you look at it from this perspective you can say Germany belong to Western Europe. From polish perspective we always refer to Germany as part of Western Europe but more in political/social than geographical sense.
I'm a Pole and my mom is a doctor and my dad works in IT. In the 90's we were so poor my sister played with stick and sleeped on matters (I'm not even kidding), but my parents were also young. Now we are "upper middle class" and we have trip/vacation every 3 months and we go skiing to Switzerland/Austria This is amazing watching at this change with my own eyes.
Skiing in Australia is really impressive. Do you ski down Mt Kościuszko?
@Marta Kostulska O matko autokorekta XD Miałam na myśli Austrię 🤣
Ale chciałbym ☺️, może w przyszłości
Just because your family's income is above the national median income, doesn't make you "the upper-middle class". In fact, trying to corroborate that claim by way of boasting you can afford now some trendy vacation spot, indicates you're not. Being part of the "upper-middle class" is not only (perhaps, above all) about naive consumption.
80's were the worst times in Poland. I was a little kid when my Mom used to send me with a coupon to keep a place in line to get bread in one store and meat in another. I just remember I was so cold waiting at 5:00am in a line full of people to get food with my coupon and money that were almost worthless due to inflation. Because of that, I have a huge despise of communists or modern woke generation that reminds me of communists in Poland when I was growing up.
I was born in 87 and I remember how buying a shoes for winter was a financial struggle for my parents... They both work full time... We all worked hard and earn very little. I remember working in supermarket for 1 eur/h 12 years ago, now I earn like 11eur/h working in finance. Still lower than EU average but decent money as per living costs in PL.
Polska jest zajebista nikt tak szybko się nie rozwija
Czech, Słowenia, Chiny lista jest naprawdę długa…
@Meditate with Kam według OECD Polska 2 po Chinach jeśli chodzi o rozwój od lat 90 (wśród krajów OECD oczywiście)
Nikt "tak szybko" się nie rozwija, ale co z tego - 1% wzrostu PKB dla Niemiec to jest więcej jak 4% wzrostu dla Polski. Jak masz 100 zł i zarobisz dychę, to masz wzrost o 10%. Jak Twój kolega ma 10 000 i zarobi 100 zł to ma wzrost 1% - ale mimo tego jest to 10 razy więcej niż ty zarobiłeś. Polska nigdy nie "dogoni" zachodnich krajów, chyba ze te zachodnie kraje popadną w kłopoty gospodarcze.
Różnica między gospodarką Polski, a np. Francji istnieje od ponad 2000 lat - nieprędko się to zmieni.
1. 6 million Polish citizens died during WW II.
2. Poland did not developed because of EU funds - it was only the compensation for many small and medium local firms being 'starved' or bought by western big corporations.
It's so heartwarming to finally hear about a country improving 🥰
Yes, they Will! Greetings from Portugal!🇵🇹👍🏻🇵🇱
getting a better GDP then the UK isn't difficult these days
Probably the state of Bavaria soon will surpass the UK's annual GDP in terms of economy 😁
Ahahhahah, I'm sorry that was a lot of damage XD
@Ellie D. Violet India has taken care the situation tho
@Zaydan Alfariz I know the Indians rank #5 now. I wonder how long it will take the UK to drop out of the G10.
@Ellie D. Violet per capita, you already. Hell, the UK's GDP per capita is the almost same as Lower Saxony, where I live.
There are still things Poland can improve on, but after learning even a bit of Poland's history, seeing Poland rise and become powerful can make anyone proud of Poland.
Any dictatorship wants power, power and more power. Democracy is the real power that benefit the people. I see in Poland an anti democratic and anti EU attitude! True that now Poland is essential in fighting Russia but when the war is over the EU should deal with Poland and Hungary. We have in NATO a dictator like Erdogan, isn't it enough!?
@Zaharia Chirica How is Poland anti democratic? The only thing is judiciary reform which all other post communist countries did and countries like Germany are still doing yet in Poland case it's called anti democratic because they just don't like the current government it's just hypocritical
I wish the eu would stop overpaying poland
@christian schulz what do you mean?
Poland is rapidly growing, Warsaw is super modern, 10 years ahead of other places in Europe and with a skyline that rivals New York or Doha. Poland is the place people in Europe will want to move to.
@Slawischen Wolf young Poles leave because there are still higher salaries elsewhere and more opportunities. Polish people are also more serious and colder whereas the friendly Polish people often want equally friendly people they'll only find abroad. Poland is not authoritarian, it is a free country. But some areas outside the major cities may come accross as homophobic because the people there have never met anyone who's not a white Roman-Catholic Pole.
@Alejandro Suarezsuper! Może dzięki temu się rozwija. Ile Ci Ruski płaci za te komentarze? Bo widzę ,że wszędzie piszesz to samo bocie ;)
As a Portuguese who have lived in Poland: Yes, they will definitelly surpass Portugal and Spain. But dont relly much on education though. Many other economical factors are important. Portugal has plenty of educated people (young people, not the old generation though) - more than other western developed countries - and we are still relatively poor
They deserve a win after the past few centuries
Maximum respect to Poland and her people.
Poland is the new "Germany" in Europe. I feel it's part of a long term plan for a new architecture the US are interested in implementing in Europe with Poland being a bolder and more military oriented US partner in Europe than Germany or France could ever be while the UK has its own issues as well. Lots of industrial and infrastructure investment in Poland and to be fair an excellent workforce to invest on, so well done to them.
I think the same. We will see.
For those who don't know, Poland (Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth) in the 17th century was the 5th economy in the world with population similar to Russia, in 1939 - 10th. So now it is still weak compared to what it used to be, we are just slowly returning to our place. Perhaps someday we will stand on our feet as we again federate with Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania into one state.
I'm Pole and I'm very thankful to see all these positive comments from all of you, who normally live in other countries or have ever lived in Poland and have their own experience, how beautiful Poland is. I'm really proud to be Pole, and I know, that we are becoming a better land every year. You are welcome in our country. A lot of greetings from Poland 🇵🇱 ❤️
I think you missed a real key factor for Poland's ascension : they have motivation and ambition. The older powers such as France, UK, Germany are in this sort of decline of effort where we just have no belief anymore and no one wants to try hard. As much as Poland is a success story of modern economics, I think that its main virtue is this.
Polish kids are being taught to study by their parents just the way the Asian ones in China, Japan, Korea, etc. do. Interesting to see that Poland is in the last few PISA-results just behind these Asian countries, but way above all in Europe with exception of Finland and Estonia, which all are way above US, UK, France, Germany, etc.
I’m glad to be Polish. I never feel as good and safe as I do in Poland surrounded by flat farmland. I’m happy with the way poland is growing, but I’m sure we are capable of much more:)
I think that polish people may feel like we, the portuguese in the 90's... Hope for the future, economic prosperity... And then... 2 decades of Socialist party rule, and here we are. Soon to be poorer in purchasing power than Romania.
Think Poland will face the problems of Japan, Polish population still younger than European average because above fertility rates during communist era, but Poland *needs* to increase it's fertility rate if wants to grow, immigration is not exactly the best choice, as immigrants take time to integrate
And getting immigrants from other Europeans countries will only worsen it's neighbors economic situation
Ludzie obudźcie sie!!! Kto w to wierzy musi być głupi 🤣.
@Duck 0351 Sweden, Denmark and Norway have all been ruled by their respective socialist parties and are wealthier than the UK, and have lower public debts, so lower taxation in order to repay debt, than both the UK and the US. It is not the socialist party of your country the reason why Portugal is as wealthy as it is, but because all your elite, including your politicians want it this way, for reasons simple people do not straightforwardly understand.
I am from Greece, and here no matter which of the parties you vote for, if you are old enough, you will soon notice that the elite, the politicians and other powerful or influential people try to keep the economy not growing, for example by putting obstacles deliberately, such as overborrowing to give this borrowed money to public sector wage increases, and never trying to reduce the public debt. I believe that Portugal, Spain and Italy face similar situations.
My point is that there is no democracy.
As an American, a strong/growing/military capable Poland is absolutely awesome. I'm of fully European descent and still have a lot of love for my distant past home
Long live to Polska
Greetings from Chile
bueno... si no miramos al hecho de que Polonia tuvo las llamadas "zonas sin lgbt" .... y de que es el país más homofobico de toda la unión europea, hasta el punto de que su presidente dijera que los gays no son personas, miles de jóvenes polacos están migrando a países de Europa occidental para vivir sus vidas en paz, siendo quien son, sin prejuicios o ataques
@Alejandro Suarez you probably have no idea about Polish policy and society. I'm Polish, i hate our government (i support small liberal-capitalistic party, Law and Justice is conservative-socialist ), but
1. Polish president never said that.
2. In Poland is more tollerance for LGBT then in the majority countries in EU. The most of Poles want freedom as it's about same-sex partnerships, but opposes the adoption of children by same-sex couples.
Saludos desde Polonia ♡
@Alejandro Suarez se ve q nunca visitaste Polonia. En EU hay más paises donde la gente es homofobica, racista etc . Además los jóvenes no emigran
Respect to Poland !🇵🇱🇪🇺
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@Pep-q'ew are you alright?🤔
@Arturs Malta yes
It'll be cool to see Poland succeed in Europe and join the 4 major European powers to become the fifth
Edit: I forgot about Spain and the Netherlands
The Great Polish Return.
Who are the 4?
@Action Jackson UK, France, Germany and Italy
Uk is not in the EU
@Action Jackson I said in Europe not EU
The whole nation has worked their hardest for last 30 years to achieve this.
Except communist descendants still hold all of the power here.
PL is a totalitarian state. Most Poles think they’ve failed, especially anti-communist activists from the 1970-80s. They say it wasn’t worth their sacrifice.
There are some strange inaccuracies in this video, (I believe):
- 0:08 Poland did not gain independence in the late nineties, but when the Soviet union fell apart.
- 1:20 Poland was not fully subsumed into the Soviet union. It was kind of puppet state and part of the Warsaw pact, but that's not quite the same thing.
- 2:55 Greece is not a western european country.
- 3:30 You mention that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Poland had "similar" GDPs, but during the part of the graph you highlight (1992), Poland's GDP was 73% higher than that of Ukraine (roughly 2450USD vs 1420USD).
I stopped watching there, but I thought it odd given the usual quality of content on the channel.
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Another inaccuracy was the lost percentage of GDP growth during the Corona crisis. Poland lost just as much as the other countries shown in the graph, bit as Poland has the highest GDP growth of all the countries shown in the graph, the part where it went negative was logically the smallest. But Poland still lost as much as the other states.
Yes, the "analysis" is naive, to say the least. I have written up a comment focusing solely on patent applications filed to the the European Patent Office in Munich, and the data shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the video's title, suggesting that Poland may become a European super-power, is completely delusional.
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2000: Polish people moving to the UK for a better life
2030: UK people moving to Poland for a better life
Zapraszam ich do zbioru jabłek lub ziemniaków.
@Anon Anon jak sie do tego nadawales to je zbierales, ja jezdzilem w kazde wakacje na studiach i prace mialem zawsze ciekawe, od prowadzenia zmian na magazynach, po typowe przekladanie papierow, nie oceniaj wszystkich swoja miara kolego.
@Jehudiel123 o jak wspaniale człowieku sukcesu. Jestes kimś. Tak trzymaj. Sam tym czasem będę chętny do nadzorowania zbioru jabłek i ziemniaków przez angoli .
@Anon Anon proba wykpienia prawdy jest smieszna i zalosna jednoczesnie, nie chodzi o balwochwalstwo, chodzi o to, ze latwiej jest zbierac jablka niz sie postarac o cos wiecej i to ze zbierales jablka nie mialo zrodla w tym, ze byles gorszy bo byles polakiem, a zrodlem byles ty, bo w zyciu zawsze mozna inaczej, ale trza chciec pozdrawiam.
Not first and not last time. This is how world works
I need to correct you: Poland was not part of the USSR. It was a sattelite state.
I am proud to be Polish: I emigrated back to Poland in Jan 2020, 2 months before the first lock-down, after 30 years in South Africa. I am skilled, (B-degree) and work in the Electronics industry.
I fucking hate this and I see it all the time. The name "Soviet UNION" is so confusing for westeners. Most of think that the Eastern Block is the same as the USSR.
@krisitak yeah it was Warsaw Pact. Big difference between say Belarus which was ussr
It's the usual sloppy TLDR.
@krisitak same with equalling Soviet Union with Russia. Yes, Moscow was a dominant seat of power, but Russia was only just over 50% of the USSR's population.
Even in satelite states our elites and politicians were apointed by Moscow. All countries in eastern block were kinda "used". My grandpa told me stories how most things produced in Poland was exported to Russia with marginal profit. This shows on a graph how poor we were - just lile most countries from soviet block. And this is why we oppose Russia today so much. We do not want to bw used again.
Damn, move deep dives into countries like this, great video! I had no idea poland was becoming so big
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great job poland, greetings from your small brother croatia
We Poles love Croatia especially during holidays 🥰
Croatia doing great job too! I remember from school that really bad civilian war happened at Bałkany. And about 5 years ago I visited Croatia myself (Split, Makarska, Dubrownik, Brać island) and I feel in love with your country! Also, as Poland citizen, I really enjoy Rakija. Fun fact - my surname is Hajduk, so I bought a lot Hajduk Split merch near stadium and I'm biggest fan since :)
@Solve IT we are long time lost brothers, read about red and white croatia, it was somewhere around poland
@Nay Sayer I'm actually from south Poland, as Wikipedia said, exactly where White Croatia was. Sick! Also - does word "Hajduk" mean something in Croatia language?
Poland is a great country with proud and courageous people. From a Slavic perspective, Russia is the greatest ev*l on earth. GER paid for what Na*is did, but RU never paid for the enormous enslavement and horrible treatment of their neighbours (and its own dissident citizens) throughout its entire history span.
well Poland and Russia obliterated Prussia out of existence, Poland too is not innocent and people seem to forget what Poland was like before its decline and eventual partition and annexation.
@Jordan Mason Poland and Russia wiped out Prussia??? Do you know anything about Yalta, Tehran, Potsdam?
@Jordan Mason Poland won against the Ottoman empire, and Europe rewarded us for it
I'm so happy to see Eastern Europe finally enjoying the fruits of their immense labor! I often don't hear much about Poland, but when I was in the Army I had several buddies train with the Polish Army and they said it was almost weird how quickly they were getting rich.
Poland is truly an astonishingly resilient country. Respect to the Polish people. From occupation to occupation to occupation, and finally becoming an independent state, the Polish people have suffered immeasurably under their different overlords. Respect to Poland.
Yah the poles aren't cuddley and nice either. They got a pretty bloody history too
@Ali Mohammed Can you tell some concrete facts?
Thank you so much!!! Greetings from Poland!!!
Why people keep thinking about Polish history only in terms of occupation?
Nearly 800 years of history without occupation. Being multi ethnic powerhouse in the centre of the Europe. Being the biggest or second biggest country in Europe. Fighting off Mongols, Ottomans, Crimean Tatars, Russians. Occupying Moscow for 2 years.
No. Let's focus on 123 years of occupation. WW2 and communism.
I like these economic success stories. They're a welcome distraction from the usual disaster stories. I also generally like Polish people as a whole. They tend to be fairly sound. I hope these economic successes are translating into real quality of life improvements though, and aren't just numbers on a spreadsheet.
You are right, it's not the same. The quality of life is lagging behind, but it's alsao slowly increasing.
Do you find LGBT-free zones and ban on abortion to be sound?? Are you from Utah?
@Pingvinas What are you talking about?
@Ginjitzu I am talking about Poland, my guy
@Pingvinas And that has exactly what to do with all of the Polish people I know and work with and have framed my opinion of them being sound?
This 'common market' thing sounds great. I bet people in the UK wish they could be part of it.
"GiVe SoMe TiMe FoR bReXiT tO sHoW rEsUlTs"
Actually looking at the latest data from the World Population review, Poland has already overtaken Portugal when it comes to GDP per capita and Human Development Index. Good video regardless👍🏻
The accurate word you are looking for is Great Power. And, yes, I believe Poland is becoming a major European Great Power. It'd be great for 'power' to be spread more evenly across Europe. It would be even greater if it was used to build cooperation, instead of creating tension (looking at you, Hungary).
Bravo Poland !
For perspective: Poland right now has about 1/3rd the economy of Italy and 1/7th the economy of Germany. It has a long way to go until it's even a regional power. It's made great strides but it needs to continue making them if it's going to have any chance at being an economic or military power in the region.
But we have one advantage when compared to Italy: they have euro, we don`t have it. Since Italy has euro italian economy is in stagnation. If nothing changes we can be equal within half of century.
@el ah What are you on that you think that the development of the economy has to do with the euro or, to such a great extent? Why should you join the euro at all? hahahha The only reason why Italy is growing slower is because they are richer and their economy is much more developed. Italy built cars when Poland didn't even know what a light bulb was.
@K. K. Italian economy started to slow after euro. Before that they were doing quite well and chasing Germany. Since euro Italy is basically in stagnation. Euro is good currency for Germany, Benelux and Austria perhaps.
Proud to have Polish heritage.
7:00 Agreed! For sure! They have good skilled peoples in many levels like : Architects, Artist, Strong mans,Mechanics,Chefs, Soldiers, Teachers, Nurse , Doctors and Welders, Buldiers, ect, etc... Great people! Well done Polish People!
You did not mention one extremely important factor of the strength and resilience of the Polish economy, which appeared long before its accession to the EU: a very entrepreneurial and strong middle class (specialists, small and medium-sized businesses).
A series on the economic development of every country in the EU since 1945 would be really cool.
That would be soo cool😍 Greetings from Hungary I Hope Poland's rise continues🇭🇺🇵🇱
01:23 Рoland was part of the Soviet bloc (the Warsaw pact), not the Soviet Union
Expecting TLDR to know such things? You must be new here.
lol "first time?" James Franco at the gallows meme
@Przemo S Don't be a ciućmok. One is USSR, the other is countries influenced by USSR.
@Przemo S nie wiedziałeś, że Polska nie była w związku sowieckim? no nie rób se jaj. chyba że o PRLu nie słyszałeś też.
Even more interesting is PPP. While understandably Polish earnings are nowhere near that of German, in PPP Polish wages and GDP per capita are far closer to countries like Spain and Italy which were passed Portugal a couple of years ago. When Ukraine and Belarus become free democracies away from the Russian threat, Poland can further boost it's economy similarly to how Germany did after 2004 when Post-Soviet countries started joining the EU and it's single market.
Italy is a net contributor to the EU budget while Spain receives and sends to the EU budget an equivalent amount. Poland on the other hand is the biggest drag on the EU budget has received over 100 billion Euros in the last 10 years.
@Michael Otieno Poland did not have a Marshall Plan after World War II like Germany, thanks to the help of the USA. Poland did not have overseas colonies on which some Western countries were getting rich (thanks to this, at least Poland has a clear conscience). Poland, on the other hand, had 44 years of inefficient communism that blocked its development. EU money is only part of GDP. I would like to remind you that Poland will also give back this money, becoming a net payer for some time.
but then you have Iran above you.
@Rupert 201 Well actually we did had some history with it but it was very different from "standard colonialism", In fact i would recommend reading about Jacob Kettler.
@Marcin ꧁꧂ Witkowski I'm Polish, and I remember from history that Madagascar was proposed in Poland, but the Polish (I think the king?) refused. And all in all very good. And overseas colonies had countries located on the Atlantic Ocean.
Well done mate, very good educational stuff. God bless from Poland ;)
Go Poland!!! 🇲🇨🇵🇱🇲🇨🇵🇱🇲🇨🇵🇱
I live here from birth and I'm happy to see it! We were kinda falling behind for a while because of communism, so it's good to see we're doing well!
Also, you have very good editing
Again especially as a WW2 buff and a USSR buff it's one of the greater pleasures seeing Poland come and take their seat
Its a long march Bob, do u think our western and eastern brothers are not watching?
Love the polish people from 🇮🇹.
🇮🇹♥️🇵🇱Gli italiani sono persone meravigliose Amo questo bellissimo paese e le persone, è un peccato che l'Italia non sia vicina ai polacchi Gli italiani sono un amore speciale che voglio cercare in Italia 😊❤❤
I've been living in Warsaw for almost 6 years now, I can say that the polish people are generally very well educated and intelligent. Especially younger generations.
But they are slowed down a lot by the conservative and religious older generations, and their sad attitude towards life, most people here are always in a "life sucks" state of mind so a lot of times they don't bother even trying on anything, in big cities like Warsaw younger people are slowly loosing this way of thinking, but the conservatives are pushing back harder every day
I'm from Poland and for me it's heart-warming to read all these positive comments about my country. I hope we will keep progressing that way in the future :) cheers
Lituhanian here! Long live commonwealth!
Maybe one day❤
Fantastic, well done Poland!
but they still don't respect human rights
Wow! Very interesting analysis! Thanks!
I really like to listen to an opinion of someone from the outside Poland because it is always a more objective voice. After many positive things you said about Poland, I am even more curious about what you think can stop us from being a superpower? 🤔🤔
I didn't know Poland was going this well, good for them!
Second greatest development (all over the world) during last 30 years. Only China did it better.
@el ahAnd we all know to look at that with skepticism lol, I think alot of us can agree that overall Poland did infinetively better than China
😂 nie myślałem ze na zachodzie ludzie są tak głupi żebym wierzyć w kłamstwo. Jest tak dobrze ze polacy uciekają z kraju 😂.
@Bohdan Polacy emigrują do krajów gdzie zarabia się lepiej - czyli dalej szeroko pojęty zachód a nie byle gdzie - ludzie zawsze będą to robić tak długo jak będzie przynajmniej jeden kraj na świecie z większymi poborami w danej dziedzinie, to nie jest typowo Polskie zjawisko i nie świadczy o złym stanie gospodarki a różnicy płac. Emigracja nie znaczy że sytuacja ekonomiczna kraju i ludności się przez lata (i to niezależnie od rządów) nie poprawiła w sposób wręcz gigantyczny. Wszystkie statystyki pokazują że z kraju emigracji Polska stała się w ostatnich latach krajem imigracji - dla ludzi dawnego Sowieta czy większości krajów Azji i Afryki to nowoczesne, spokojne, bogate zachodnie państwo dające szansę zarobić dobre pieniądze i żyć na światowym poziomie.
Chłoporozumowe polaczkowe narzekanie tego nie zmieni, to nie ludzie na zachodzie są głupi tylko cebulaki oczadzone nienawiścią do własnego kraju
An incredible nation and people. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to be living in this country!
Yeah proud of non-gay areas in 2023 😂😂😂
Pity, Poland will abandon all that progress to pursue its Heaven ordained mission to fight Russia until the end of times.
Having a powerful ally at our border will help imeasurably.
Great video!!! Well done Poland!!!
I didn’t realise live in my fatherland change so much, I’m kind of proud of them etc. I wish other countries from former soviet block like Romania ,Bulgaria ,Slovakia etc. to do same progress as we did because together we can be STRONG .
Proud to be Polish 🙋🏼♂️🇵🇱
Go Poland 👍🏼
Poland has a big population so they are an important EU member.
The nationalistic regime is an issue though, it makes many Poles emigrate and also makes enemies among other nations.
@Jimmy C Obviously the Polish government is a populist regime, the most conservative in Europe and the one with the least freedoms
Sad and true.
The thing about Poland is, it's got a lot of potential due to it's geographical location and land making them theoretically capable of reaching french or german levels of industry given enough time. Unfortunately while those are benefits in times of peace, they become curses in times of war. The infrastructure is almost impossible do defend and economy is easily damaged so assuming no wars break out I expect a meteoric rise but as soon as conflicts start Poland is likely to rapidly revert to its form from the 1990's
About time tbh. Poland is a great place.