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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.
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Comments • 3 906

  • grace o'sullivan
    grace o'sullivan 2 months ago +5

    Go Poland! I will only be sad that emigration stops to 🇮🇪. So good to see ❤️ love the poles.

  • guerreiro943
    guerreiro943 3 months ago +1559

    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!

    • Dávid
      Dávid 3 months ago +20

      Poland still sucks when people make only 500$ per month and rent can be more than that 😆

    • Alejandro Velasco
      Alejandro Velasco 3 months ago +11

      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.

    • Jimmy C
      Jimmy C 3 months ago +51

      @Dávid minimum wage in PL is 746 EUR/Month

    • Taavi
      Taavi 3 months ago +11

      @Jimmy C and there are the same issues in every country

    • guerreiro943
      guerreiro943 3 months ago +5

      @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.

  • Osc1llate W1ldly
    Osc1llate W1ldly 3 months ago +1033

    good on you Poland 👍🏻from the Czech rep. 🇵🇱 🇪🇺 🇨🇿

    • Kaiser
      Kaiser 3 months ago +10

      Isn't it just Czechia now?

    • Waffle54
      Waffle54 3 months ago +16

      It can go by both names

    • Kloszi_OG
      Kloszi_OG 3 months ago +28

      Yes greetings to you too. I love Czech bear and knedliczki

    • Sednas
      Sednas 3 months ago +1

      ​@Kaiser it's both

    • Fahad Hossain
      Fahad Hossain 3 months ago +5

      @Kaiser Czech Republic is the full name, Czechia is the short version afaik; analogous to "Federal Republic of Germany" vs "Germany"

  • Alessandro
    Alessandro 2 months ago +180

    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!

    • Piter.
      Piter. Month ago +17

      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.

    • Steffen Jensen
      Steffen Jensen 23 days ago +2

      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...

    • Tadeusz Marin
      Tadeusz Marin 6 days ago +3

      ​@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.

    • Mike Oxlong
      Mike Oxlong 3 days ago

      @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.

  • Quite Interesting Stuff
    Quite Interesting Stuff 3 months ago +2090

    I love how in intro all the cars drive backwards, you truly captured the Polish driver spirit.

    • TILR
      TILR 3 months ago +81

      Very impressive, only a super power is able to do that 👀

    • Krej1
      Krej1 3 months ago +14


    • Dennis The International Menace
      Dennis The International Menace 3 months ago +6

      😂😂😂😂 ☠️

    • Bettie Rage
      Bettie Rage 3 months ago +27

      There's a mistake in the video!!! Should be "from USSR in the late 80s" not "90s"!!!

    • Rafał Krzentowski
      Rafał Krzentowski 3 months ago +37

      As a Pole, I can say, that this is just typical day in Poland

  • Alessandro
    Alessandro 2 months ago +102

    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!

    • Jan Cizmarik
      Jan Cizmarik 2 months ago +1

      Ok so the gdp is up 1000%, prices are up 2000%, interesting ''success''...

    • MiQi yt
      MiQi yt 2 months ago +2

      @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 .

    • MiQi yt
      MiQi yt 2 months ago +3

      Now the growth is in decline , due to high inflation caused by giving away too much money

  • Patryk C
    Patryk C 3 months ago +1889

    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.

    • Shubham Mishra
      Shubham Mishra 3 months ago +121

      I'm not surprised you would hear this in usa. There people will always talk about worst of countries instead of good

    • W V
      W V 3 months ago +183

      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.

    • Michael Wojcieszek
      Michael Wojcieszek 3 months ago +164

      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.

    • Zaydan Alfariz
      Zaydan Alfariz 3 months ago +20

      @W V Greece was founder of the modern math symbols. But look at them now.

  • S B
    S B 3 months ago +705

    I love Poland and poles, I wish them all the best! Greetings from Italy!

    • Rino Di Berardino
      Rino Di Berardino 3 months ago +11

      Been there multiple times, fantastic country and best black metal scene in the world

    • JJS
      JJS 3 months ago +4

      @Rino Di Berardino Yes

    • 2 Minute Hockey
      2 Minute Hockey 3 months ago +8

      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"

    • SwagKachu
      SwagKachu 3 months ago +3

      ​@2 Minute Hockeybeggars

  • Rafael White
    Rafael White 3 months ago +439

    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.

    • pgo
      pgo 3 months ago +27

      True, it is similar to say Polish Death Camps (WW2) when we talk about Auschwitz-Birkenau, etc

    • pgo
      pgo 3 months ago +16

      @Ma J'y I disagree!

    • n6rt9s
      n6rt9s 3 months ago +16

      Eastern European countries were part of the USSR. Central European countries, on the other hand, were only part of the Warsaw Pact.

    • Ma J'y
      Ma J'y 3 months ago +18

      @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.

    • Costin Toma
      Costin Toma 3 months ago +3

      @Ma J'ynot necessarily Romania isn’t central but southeastern and it was a satellite state of the USSR.

  • Alejandra Duque
    Alejandra Duque 3 months ago +385

    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
      Khal Stroso 3 months ago +6


    • J. T
      J. T 3 months ago +64

      ​@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.

    • Khal Stroso
      Khal Stroso 2 months ago +2

      @J. T nope.

    • lolpl0000
      lolpl0000 2 months ago +14

      @Khal Stroso uh, yes. cope, and mald even.

  • Sanghelios Planet
    Sanghelios Planet 3 months ago +293

    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! :)

    • Taavi
      Taavi 3 months ago +9

      Polish people honest? That’s rare

    • Sanghelios Planet
      Sanghelios Planet 3 months ago +19

      @Taavi Not in my experience

    • Jordan Mason
      Jordan Mason 3 months ago +16

      @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.

    • Taavi
      Taavi 3 months ago +1

      @Jordan Mason You can't make a judgement based of the actions of a few nazis. Okay, I got it.

  • Космически прах

    Sława Polska! Wishing you a further prosper nation and rigid reputation. Well deserved.

  • Thetequilashooter1
    Thetequilashooter1 3 months ago +185

    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.

    • Finian Lacy
      Finian Lacy 3 months ago +3

      Germany invaded Poland...Russia helped liberate it.

    • henrykary123
      henrykary123 3 months ago +14

      ​@Finian Lacyrusian spam

    • trojann1337
      trojann1337 3 months ago +18

      ​@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.

  • Kytetiger
    Kytetiger 3 months ago +54

    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

    • a m
      a m 2 months ago +2

      NO, stay away with your politics, everything woke go broke!

    • stronk
      stronk Month ago +4

      where are you from?

    • uceee1
      uceee1 6 days ago

      Wow. Smart

  • Boris Tihon
    Boris Tihon 3 months ago +341

    Well Done, Poland❤. Love from Romania 🇷🇴

    • max stańko
      max stańko 3 months ago +7


    • Viorel
      Viorel 3 months ago +11

      I am romanian, and i love our Polish neighbors and Poland 🇵🇱😊👋. Respect and well done Poland 🇵🇱!✊👏❤️🙌

    • Arek Trip
      Arek Trip 2 months ago +6

      I fell in love with Romania a couple of years ago. I'm going to Romania again next week. Greets from Poznań.

    • Aerism
      Aerism Month ago +2

      Hope Romania will also be the success story like Poland !!!

  • Ciaran Ryan
    Ciaran Ryan 3 months ago +267

    The incentives and shock absorbers of being an EU member cannot be over stated. Congratulations to Poland from Ireland 🇮🇪 🇵🇱 👏

    • Martina E Levinsky
      Martina E Levinsky 3 months ago +5

      Thanks mate! I live in Canada but I visited Ireland during my layover last summer. Absolutely stunning country, I was really impressed

    • Mario K-t
      Mario K-t 3 months ago +4

      I absolutely loved Ireland when I worked there 2006-2008 ...worked for DELL in Limerick

    • aro.
      aro. 3 months ago +10

      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..

    • Martina E Levinsky
      Martina E Levinsky 3 months ago +4

      @aro. Man who asked

  • Ernestas Staugaitis
    Ernestas Staugaitis 3 months ago +305

    Nice to see brothers succeeding 🇱🇹❤🇵🇱. We grow together and will lead EU to next decade.

    • Will van Gaal
      Will van Gaal 3 months ago +12

      Yes we are all European brothers and sisters , from the Netherlands .

    • Paweł Paweł
      Paweł Paweł 3 months ago +8

      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.

    • VeRtoX
      VeRtoX 3 months ago +2

      ​@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.

    • M J
      M J 3 months ago +2

      @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.

    • Perun
      Perun 3 months ago

      Thank You. hope peace and prosperity welcomes all eastern Europe .

  • Mariana Cabrera
    Mariana Cabrera 3 months ago +23

    Well done Poland! You didn't need a Marshall plan to grow. You did it on your own!

    • Fan2HD
      Fan2HD 3 months ago +1

      Lol total deny of reality. The EU and the free market is a major contributor to Poland growth.

    • Dr DF
      Dr DF 2 months ago +4

      @Fan2HD Other EU countries are also profiting from Poland joining it. EU is not a charity

    • Mike Oxlong
      Mike Oxlong 3 days ago

      @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.

  • Cosme de Lustrac
    Cosme de Lustrac 3 months ago +622

    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. 🇫🇷❤️🇵🇱

    • Michal
      Michal 3 months ago +36

      Thank you France for giving Poland a helpful hand so many times in the history! Vive la France!

    • Elliot
      Elliot 3 months ago +13

      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!

    • Zaydan Alfariz
      Zaydan Alfariz 3 months ago +6

      You forgot that legendary Facebook mom. Yeah, Karolina Zebraowska!

    • Sakarael
      Sakarael 3 months ago +9

      Copernicus was German not Polish, but fair enough

  • Ramo Chai
    Ramo Chai 3 months ago +278

    I worked with a bunch of Polish people in the UK at different times and locations. Their work ethic always fascinated me.

    • Pawel Bolek
      Pawel Bolek 3 months ago +11

      We really have an unusual work ethic that is so different to the anglosaxon one

    • Arexoz
      Arexoz 3 months ago +8

      this is just the immigrant work ethic, same here but different nations

    • Tinderdate
      Tinderdate 3 months ago +15

      Work hard, get money, come back to your country. Popular mindset

    • MyPoint ofView
      MyPoint ofView 2 months ago +2

      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

  • Ivan Strydom
    Ivan Strydom 3 months ago +50

    TAK! Dobre Polska!! I love Poland and its wonderful people.

    JUKKA 2 months ago +45

    Respect Poland from Finland
    The sheild of Freedom 💪🇫🇮🇵🇱

    • Robert Lbn
      Robert Lbn Month ago +6


    • BoomNzoom
      BoomNzoom Month ago +2

      Welcome in NATO!

    • Stent s
      Stent s 24 days ago

      is this Finland the country which first go extinct because of record low fertality?>

    • yukimann2000
      yukimann2000 12 days ago

      You've done good step by joining to NATO . Great decision ! Greetings for you Suomi people !

  • Static 22
    Static 22 3 months ago +110

    Happy to hear poland is recovering and wish the best in the future. 👍greetings from Latvia.

    TheRedSoulof DETERMINATION 2 months ago +37

    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!

    • Rafał Sztuba
      Rafał Sztuba Month ago

      Are you ever considered visiting Warsaw ? Its a beautiful capital

    • TheRedSoulof DETERMINATION
      TheRedSoulof DETERMINATION Month ago

      @Rafał Sztuba to be honest I'm torn of wanting to visit Warsaw and Krakow lol

    • Rafał Sztuba
      Rafał Sztuba Month ago

      @TheRedSoulof DETERMINATION Kraków is much more historic. From Krakow you can also check out the Wieliczka salt mine and visit german death camp Auschwitz.

  • Luca Gandossi
    Luca Gandossi 3 months ago +101

    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!

    • Amarylis
      Amarylis 3 months ago +2

      Tak.Większość z Ukrainy.
      Good for Poland.
      Thank You wery much Ukrains.

  • Goat 117
    Goat 117 3 months ago +82

    From the USA I just got to say I love Poland I hope your country continues to prosper.

    • KwestionowanieStatusuQuo
      KwestionowanieStatusuQuo 3 months ago

      Thank you USA for buying our Inglot cosmetics, witcher games and Assecco IT services.
      That adds up a lot to economy.

  • ColorPandora
    ColorPandora 3 months ago +278

    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.

    • Jakub Gąsior
      Jakub Gąsior 3 months ago +5

      who are you talking to then

    • Ryakki Maxwell
      Ryakki Maxwell 3 months ago +20

      I only wish Poland was more accepting of LGBTQ+, then everyone could be happy.

    • Srđan Mirkov
      Srđan Mirkov 3 months ago +11

      @Ryakki Maxwell No

    • Seagull
      Seagull 3 months ago +3

      Lol where do you live? For sure not Poland

  • Angel Zavala
    Angel Zavala 3 months ago +87

    Love Polska 🇺🇸💖🇵🇱

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 months ago +227

    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. 🇺🇸 🇵🇱

    • Fan2HD
      Fan2HD 3 months ago +5

      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.

    • Al H
      Al H 3 months ago +7

      @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.

    • AK 565
      AK 565 3 months ago +4

      ​@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.

    • KwestionowanieStatusuQuo
      KwestionowanieStatusuQuo 3 months ago

      Poland has great cosmetic, IT, and computer games industry, very modern and profitable.

  • Ajgormy
    Ajgormy 3 months ago +95

    Good job Poland. Greetings from Slovakia. 🙂👍

  • Hope n Relaxation
    Hope n Relaxation 3 months ago +204

    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🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨

    • Zaydan Alfariz
      Zaydan Alfariz 3 months ago

      Ah, flag reverse. And, imagine we're butchering Poles' names lol

    • Ilie Petcan
      Ilie Petcan 3 months ago +1

      Mdah Roumania,Hungary and republic of Moldova they didnt "nothing " for those people

    • wtya tays
      wtya tays 3 months ago +3

      @Ilie Petcan of course they did something but poland and especially polish people did majority of the work

  • Hit Rapper and Artist Dababy
    Hit Rapper and Artist Dababy 3 months ago +244

    This is highly welcomed, when one grows stronger we all grow stronger in the EU greetings from Denmark to Poles in here 😊

    • Aurora
      Aurora 3 months ago +20

      I agree. European Union is unbeatable when we all share our wealth. Greetings from Sweden.

    • Krzysztof D
      Krzysztof D 3 months ago +9

      Regards from Poland

    • Noneof Yourbusiness
      Noneof Yourbusiness 3 months ago +9

      We need Europe to be good. We need the east side of EU to be better than any vassal of Russia.

    • Minh Tam - Akarui Kokoro
      Minh Tam - Akarui Kokoro 3 months ago

      @Aurora hm. Sounds communist to me

    • Piotr Lukas
      Piotr Lukas 3 months ago +1

      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.

  • Tomasz Jabłoński
    Tomasz Jabłoński 3 months ago +451

    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!!🇵🇱

    • LazyJack2003
      LazyJack2003 3 months ago +14

      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...).

    • Tomasz Jabłoński
      Tomasz Jabłoński 3 months ago +7

      @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.

    • LazyJack2003
      LazyJack2003 3 months ago +6

      @Tomasz Jabłoński
      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...)

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 3 months ago +56

    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

  • Tim De Jong
    Tim De Jong 3 months ago +331

    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 ! 🇵🇱🇳🇱🇪🇺

    • Rafael White
      Rafael White 3 months ago +6

      Is it true that people in The Netherlands dislike Polish immigrants? I hear that a lot.

    • Tim De Jong
      Tim De Jong 3 months ago +1

      @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

    • Tim De Jong
      Tim De Jong 3 months ago +16

      @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

    • Krzysiek Skowroński
      Krzysiek Skowroński 3 months ago +1

      Thank you for this comment. It's nice to read these words from a Dutchman

    • Krzysiek Skowroński
      Krzysiek Skowroński 3 months ago +7

      @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.

  • GOMBAO 34
    GOMBAO 34 3 months ago +36

    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. 🇨🇿🇵🇱🇸🇰 ❤❤

    • Greg Balamut
      Greg Balamut 2 months ago

      A oni maja nas gleboko w dupie i tylko patrza jak nas wydymac.

  • Dzoseff
    Dzoseff 3 months ago +568

    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.

    • Anacron
      Anacron 3 months ago +66

      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.

    • Jeanne Knight
      Jeanne Knight 3 months ago +42

      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.

    • Gabsch
      Gabsch 3 months ago +12

      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).

    • Asado Bottalo
      Asado Bottalo 3 months ago +12

      It would have been great to have Ukraine in that team.

    • Dzoseff
      Dzoseff 3 months ago +9

      @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.

  • xdlol
    xdlol 3 months ago +36

    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.

    • Marta Kostulska
      Marta Kostulska 3 months ago +2

      Skiing in Australia is really impressive. Do you ski down Mt Kościuszko?

    • xdlol
      xdlol 3 months ago +1

      @Marta Kostulska O matko autokorekta XD Miałam na myśli Austrię 🤣
      Ale chciałbym ☺️, może w przyszłości

    • Max de Trickster
      Max de Trickster 3 months ago +1

      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.

    • Ragnar Grabson
      Ragnar Grabson 2 months ago +5

      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.

    • basia jamróz
      basia jamróz 2 months ago +5

      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.

  • Kody Meyers
    Kody Meyers 3 months ago +30

    Polska jest zajebista nikt tak szybko się nie rozwija

    • Meditate with Kam
      Meditate with Kam 2 months ago +2

      Czech, Słowenia, Chiny lista jest naprawdę długa…

    • Greg Sweet
      Greg Sweet 2 months ago +5

      @Meditate with Kam według OECD Polska 2 po Chinach jeśli chodzi o rozwój od lat 90 (wśród krajów OECD oczywiście)

    • PRKP
      PRKP 2 months ago

      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.

  • Artur Ms
    Artur Ms 2 months ago +6

    Two mistakes:
    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.

  • Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir Lenin 3 months ago +23

    It's so heartwarming to finally hear about a country improving 🥰

  • suevialania
    suevialania 3 months ago +25

    Yes, they Will! Greetings from Portugal!🇵🇹👍🏻🇵🇱

  • Edgar de Bruin
    Edgar de Bruin 3 months ago +776

    getting a better GDP then the UK isn't difficult these days

    • Ellie D. Violet
      Ellie D. Violet 3 months ago +110

      Probably the state of Bavaria soon will surpass the UK's annual GDP in terms of economy 😁

    • ThePawcios
      ThePawcios 3 months ago +6

      Ahahhahah, I'm sorry that was a lot of damage XD

    • Zaydan Alfariz
      Zaydan Alfariz 3 months ago +5

      @Ellie D. Violet India has taken care the situation tho

    • Ellie D. Violet
      Ellie D. Violet 3 months ago +28

      @Zaydan Alfariz I know the Indians rank #5 now. I wonder how long it will take the UK to drop out of the G10.

    • aku
      aku 3 months ago +13

      @Ellie D. Violet per capita, you already. Hell, the UK's GDP per capita is the almost same as Lower Saxony, where I live.

  • Gengarboi
    Gengarboi 3 months ago +94

    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.

    • Zaharia Chirica
      Zaharia Chirica 3 months ago +8

      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!?

    • Marcin Talaga
      Marcin Talaga 3 months ago +14

      @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

    • christian schulz
      christian schulz 3 months ago +2

      I wish the eu would stop overpaying poland

    • Pep-q'ew
      Pep-q'ew 3 months ago +2

      @christian schulz what do you mean?

  • Sagiv Boniel
    Sagiv Boniel 3 months ago +65

    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.

    • Sagiv Boniel
      Sagiv Boniel 3 months ago +10

      @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.

    • Dawid Żelazny
      Dawid Żelazny 3 months ago +4

      ​@Alejandro Suarezsuper! Może dzięki temu się rozwija. Ile Ci Ruski płaci za te komentarze? Bo widzę ,że wszędzie piszesz to samo bocie ;)

  • Mipeal
    Mipeal 3 months ago +18

    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

  • Val X
    Val X 3 months ago +443

    They deserve a win after the past few centuries

  • RtasVadam
    RtasVadam 2 months ago +7

    Maximum respect to Poland and her people.

  • Xenofon Karykis
    Xenofon Karykis 2 months ago +6

    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.

    • uceee1
      uceee1 6 days ago

      I think the same. We will see.

  • Plincz
    Plincz 3 months ago +5

    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.

  • Mateusz Paszek
    Mateusz Paszek 2 months ago +3

    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 🇵🇱 ❤️

  • phooogle
    phooogle 3 months ago +51

    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.

    • Jakub Pawel Knebloch
      Jakub Pawel Knebloch 2 months ago

      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.

  • Eryk Mocko
    Eryk Mocko 3 months ago +59

    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:)

    • Duck 0351
      Duck 0351 3 months ago +7

      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.

    • kingdom of Bird
      kingdom of Bird 3 months ago +1

      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

    • Bohdan
      Bohdan 3 months ago +1

      Ludzie obudźcie sie!!! Kto w to wierzy musi być głupi 🤣.

    • Tomorrow Never Dies
      Tomorrow Never Dies 3 months ago +4

      @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.

  • Joe Nichols
    Joe Nichols 3 months ago +24

    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

  • diego ramirez
    diego ramirez 3 months ago +146

    Long live to Polska
    Greetings from Chile

    • Alejandro Suarez
      Alejandro Suarez 3 months ago +1

      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

    • Thomas Johnathan Stonewall Jackson
      Thomas Johnathan Stonewall Jackson 3 months ago +2

      @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.

    • La Wiktoria
      La Wiktoria 3 months ago

      Saludos desde Polonia ♡

    • La Wiktoria
      La Wiktoria 3 months ago

      ​​@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

  • Arturs Malta
    Arturs Malta 3 months ago +16

    Respect to Poland !🇵🇱🇪🇺

    • Pep-q'ew
      Pep-q'ew 18 days ago

      Please delete second flag

    • Arturs Malta
      Arturs Malta 18 days ago

      @Pep-q'ew are you alright?🤔

    • Pep-q'ew
      Pep-q'ew 18 days ago

      @Arturs Malta yes

  • SphereBot
    SphereBot 3 months ago +262

    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

  • Małgorzata Lehmann
    Małgorzata Lehmann 3 months ago +6

    The whole nation has worked their hardest for last 30 years to achieve this.

    • Angelus Mortem
      Angelus Mortem 3 months ago +1

      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.

  • Florian Wyler
    Florian Wyler 3 months ago +45

    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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      David Greg 3 months ago

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    • Barend Lahm
      Barend Lahm 3 months ago

      Obligatory comment to boost interaction and play de Clip-Share algorithm

    • a very big apple
      a very big apple 3 months ago +1

      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.

    • Max de Trickster
      Max de Trickster 3 months ago

      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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  • RandomGamer
    RandomGamer 3 months ago +79

    2000: Polish people moving to the UK for a better life
    2030: UK people moving to Poland for a better life

    • Anon Anon
      Anon Anon 3 months ago +13

      Zapraszam ich do zbioru jabłek lub ziemniaków.

    • Jehudiel123
      Jehudiel123 3 months ago +4

      @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.

    • Anon Anon
      Anon Anon 3 months ago +6

      @Jehudiel123 o jak wspaniale człowieku sukcesu. Jestes kimś. Tak trzymaj. Sam tym czasem będę chętny do nadzorowania zbioru jabłek i ziemniaków przez angoli .

    • Jehudiel123
      Jehudiel123 3 months ago +6

      @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.

    • cokurde
      cokurde 3 months ago +1

      Not first and not last time. This is how world works

  • Greg Wochlik
    Greg Wochlik 3 months ago +99

    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.

    • krisitak
      krisitak 3 months ago +16

      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.

    • Chris Louis
      Chris Louis 3 months ago +8

      @krisitak yeah it was Warsaw Pact. Big difference between say Belarus which was ussr

    • Henry Law
      Henry Law 3 months ago +5

      It's the usual sloppy TLDR.

    • Tomek Darda
      Tomek Darda 3 months ago +2

      @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.

    • Marathai
      Marathai 3 months ago +4

      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.

  • FeooTubee
    FeooTubee 3 months ago +81

    Damn, move deep dives into countries like this, great video! I had no idea poland was becoming so big

    • Barend Lahm
      Barend Lahm 3 months ago

      Obligatory comment to boost interaction and play de Clip-Share algorithm

    • Jehudiel123
      Jehudiel123 3 months ago

      @Barend Lahm Obligatory comment to boost interaction and play de Clip-Share algorithm

  • Nay Sayer
    Nay Sayer 3 months ago +25

    great job poland, greetings from your small brother croatia

    • ola dabrowska
      ola dabrowska 3 months ago +4

      We Poles love Croatia especially during holidays 🥰

    • Solve IT
      Solve IT 2 months ago +1

      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 :)

    • Nay Sayer
      Nay Sayer 2 months ago +1

      @Solve IT we are long time lost brothers, read about red and white croatia, it was somewhere around poland

    • Solve IT
      Solve IT 2 months ago

      @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?

  • Aurora
    Aurora 3 months ago +76

    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.

    • Jordan Mason
      Jordan Mason 3 months ago +3

      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.

    • Krzysztof D
      Krzysztof D 3 months ago +11

      @Jordan Mason Poland and Russia wiped out Prussia??? Do you know anything about Yalta, Tehran, Potsdam?

    • Krzysztof D
      Krzysztof D 3 months ago +6

      @Jordan Mason Poland won against the Ottoman empire, and Europe rewarded us for it

  • Frater Contendunt Occulta

    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.

  • TWA
    TWA 3 months ago +41

    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.

    • Ali Mohammed
      Ali Mohammed 3 months ago +1

      Yah the poles aren't cuddley and nice either. They got a pretty bloody history too

    • Tomasz Jabłoński
      Tomasz Jabłoński 3 months ago +2

      @Ali Mohammed Can you tell some concrete facts?

    • Tomasz Jabłoński
      Tomasz Jabłoński 3 months ago +2

      Thank you so much!!! Greetings from Poland!!!

    • lazarus921
      lazarus921 3 months ago +6

      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.

  • Ginjitzu
    Ginjitzu 3 months ago +86

    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.

    • MrAwg77
      MrAwg77 3 months ago +3

      You are right, it's not the same. The quality of life is lagging behind, but it's alsao slowly increasing.

    • Pingvinas
      Pingvinas 3 months ago +2

      Do you find LGBT-free zones and ban on abortion to be sound?? Are you from Utah?

    • Ginjitzu
      Ginjitzu 3 months ago +4

      @Pingvinas What are you talking about?

    • Pingvinas
      Pingvinas 3 months ago +1

      @Ginjitzu I am talking about Poland, my guy

    • Ginjitzu
      Ginjitzu 3 months ago +6

      @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?

  • Good-Looking Corpse
    Good-Looking Corpse 3 months ago +252

    This 'common market' thing sounds great. I bet people in the UK wish they could be part of it.

    • Putra
      Putra 3 months ago +15


    • Lakshay
      Lakshay 3 months ago +32

      "GiVe SoMe TiMe FoR bReXiT tO sHoW rEsUlTs"

  • Aleks K
    Aleks K 3 months ago +11

    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👍🏻

  • King Ace
    King Ace 3 months ago +24

    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).

  • j.m s.
    j.m s. 3 months ago +15

    Bravo Poland !

  • Zachary Graham
    Zachary Graham 3 months ago +32

    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.

    • el ah
      el ah 3 months ago +5

      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.

    • K. K.
      K. K. 3 months ago +4

      @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.

    • el ah
      el ah 3 months ago +5

      @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.

  • Vicrai
    Vicrai 3 months ago +23

    Proud to have Polish heritage.

  • TMB
    TMB 2 months ago +1

    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!

  • Al H
    Al H 3 months ago +2

    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).

  • Ginjitzu
    Ginjitzu 3 months ago +8

    A series on the economic development of every country in the EU since 1945 would be really cool.

  • Réka Roób
    Réka Roób 3 months ago +9

    That would be soo cool😍 Greetings from Hungary I Hope Poland's rise continues🇭🇺🇵🇱

  • Andy D
    Andy D 3 months ago +213

    01:23 Рoland was part of the Soviet bloc (the Warsaw pact), not the Soviet Union

    • impact0r
      impact0r 3 months ago +25

      Expecting TLDR to know such things? You must be new here.

    • Andy D
      Andy D 3 months ago +5

      lol "first time?" James Franco at the gallows meme

    • impact0r
      impact0r 3 months ago +14

      ​@Przemo S Don't be a ciućmok. One is USSR, the other is countries influenced by USSR.

    • Crazy Snake Man
      Crazy Snake Man 3 months ago +6

      @Przemo S nie wiedziałeś, że Polska nie była w związku sowieckim? no nie rób se jaj. chyba że o PRLu nie słyszałeś też.

    • LazyJack2003
      LazyJack2003 3 months ago

      @impact0r 😃

  • TheInvincibleOne 01
    TheInvincibleOne 01 3 months ago +42

    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.

    • Michael Otieno
      Michael Otieno 3 months ago +3

      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.

    • Rupert 201
      Rupert 201 3 months ago +19

      @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.

    • Karjo Adiyanto
      Karjo Adiyanto 3 months ago +3

      but then you have Iran above you.

    • Marcin ꧁꧂ Witkowski
      Marcin ꧁꧂ Witkowski 3 months ago

      ​@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.

    • Rupert 201
      Rupert 201 3 months ago

      @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.

  • Dominik
    Dominik 2 months ago +1

    Well done mate, very good educational stuff. God bless from Poland ;)

  • Jevgeni Sved
    Jevgeni Sved 3 months ago +9

    Go Poland!!! 🇲🇨🇵🇱🇲🇨🇵🇱🇲🇨🇵🇱

  • Stachu
    Stachu Month ago

    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

  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson 3 months ago +15

    Again especially as a WW2 buff and a USSR buff it's one of the greater pleasures seeing Poland come and take their seat

    • Greg Balamut
      Greg Balamut 2 months ago

      Its a long march Bob, do u think our western and eastern brothers are not watching?

  • Laos
    Laos 3 months ago +57

    Love the polish people from 🇮🇹.

    • Andrzej Puchelski
      Andrzej Puchelski Month ago

      🇮🇹♥️🇵🇱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 😊❤❤

  • Yorutamashi
    Yorutamashi 3 months ago +2

    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

  • Kamil Włodarczyk
    Kamil Włodarczyk 2 months ago +5

    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

  • Kill4fl00d
    Kill4fl00d Month ago +9

    Lituhanian here! Long live commonwealth!

  • Harmen Schouten
    Harmen Schouten 3 months ago +91

    Fantastic, well done Poland!

  • In Polish Ways
    In Polish Ways 2 months ago +1

    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? 🤔🤔

  • Wow
    Wow 3 months ago +23

    I didn't know Poland was going this well, good for them!

    • el ah
      el ah 3 months ago +6

      Second greatest development (all over the world) during last 30 years. Only China did it better.

    • Hit Rapper and Artist Dababy
      Hit Rapper and Artist Dababy 3 months ago +2

      @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

    • Bohdan
      Bohdan 3 months ago +1

      😂 nie myślałem ze na zachodzie ludzie są tak głupi żebym wierzyć w kłamstwo. Jest tak dobrze ze polacy uciekają z kraju 😂.

    • DispeN
      DispeN 3 months ago +10

      @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

    MORATO 3 months ago +77

    An incredible nation and people. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to be living in this country!

    • frstflvr
      frstflvr 3 months ago +7

      Yeah proud of non-gay areas in 2023 😂😂😂

    • varimatra
      varimatra 3 months ago +3

      @frstflvr what?

    • Alex Lazar
      Alex Lazar 3 months ago

      Pity, Poland will abandon all that progress to pursue its Heaven ordained mission to fight Russia until the end of times.

  • Zigis Tiju
    Zigis Tiju 3 months ago +22

    Having a powerful ally at our border will help imeasurably.

  • St W
    St W 3 months ago +5

    Great video!!! Well done Poland!!!

  • Daro daro11
    Daro daro11 2 months ago +1

    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 .

  • Kilian Rochowicz
    Kilian Rochowicz 2 months ago +1

    Proud to be Polish 🙋🏼‍♂️🇵🇱

  • Hollywood
    Hollywood 3 months ago +47

    Go Poland 👍🏼

  • Peter Magro
    Peter Magro 3 months ago +9

    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.

    • José Menéndez Novella
      José Menéndez Novella 3 months ago +6

      @Jimmy C Obviously the Polish government is a populist regime, the most conservative in Europe and the one with the least freedoms

    • Adam
      Adam 3 months ago

      Sad and true.

  • Patrick Witek
    Patrick Witek 3 months ago +1

    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

  • Curly's Chilled Piano
    Curly's Chilled Piano 3 months ago +2

    About time tbh. Poland is a great place.