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"Polandball (character)" redirects here, for the Internet meme, see Polandball (meme). For other uses, see Polandball (Disambiguation).
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Polandball (officially the Republic of Polandball) is the original protagonist of Poland-icon Polandball and the country in which the comic genre is named after. He can't get anything in space according to the meme, even though there was a Polish cosmonaut, Miroslaw Hermaszewski. Poland is the country where vodka was invented (though Russia-icon Russiaball disputes this claim).

This character is often portrayed as a naive countryball bullied by his neighbours for partitions or annexations. Usually, he's a plumber for the UK-icon United Kingdomball, based on the fact that many Poles live in Great Britain. Both Germany-icon Germanyball and Russia-icon Russiaball sometimes see Polandball as a possible expansion territory.

Polandball likes Murica-icon USAball and other Allies (except the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball) for help during WWII against Nazi-icon Nazis.

Due to being upside-down, its flag would now result in the same as Indonesia-icon Indonesiaball and Monaco-icon Monacoball. The solution is to draw Indonesia with an Asian hat or songkok and Monaco with either sunglasses.

History

Polish territory was firstly considered inhabited by the Civitas Schinesghe, a West Slavic tribe, in the ninth century.

Kingdom of Poland Kingdom of Poland-icon (960-1569)

By the 10th Century, Polandball began to unify into a distinct political state under the Piast Dynasty. The first Polish ruler, Mieszko I, adopted Catholic-icon Catholicism as the state religion, replacing Slavic Paganism-icon Slavic Pagan tradition in 966.

During Middle Ages, it participated in the crusades by Teutonic-icon Teutonic Orderball against Norse-icon Norse and Novgorod Republic-icon Novgorodian pagans. In the 14th century, Poland is one of the few countries that is not affected by the black death. The avoidance of the epidemic is attributed to Casimir the Great's decision to shut down Poland's borders.

The Jagiellon dynasty was established under Grand Duchy of Lithuania-icon Lithuanian Grand Duke Władysław II Jagiełło, forming a union between the Kingdom of Poland-icon Kingdom of Polandball and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania-icon Grand Duchy of Lithuania. This, however was a series of alliances, and should not be mistaken for the future Poland-Lithuania-icon Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Within the Jagiellon Dynasty, Polandball also began developing a feudal system. The passing of the Nihil Novi act also brought upon a period called the "Golden Liberty." The Renaissance brought upon new ideas. Nicolaus Copernicus, the discovered of the heliocentric theory, was a citizen of Poland-Lithuania-icon Poland-Lithuaniaball. Due to Papal States-icon Papal Statesball thinking that the Earth-icon Earth was the center of the Universe-icon Universe, the theory took time to become finally official.

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Poland-Lithuania-icon (1569-1795)

When in 1569 Kingdom of Poland-icon Poland finally reached a personal union with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania-icon Grand Duchy of Lithuaniaball since a century of tentatives, a new country born: the Poland-Lithuania-icon Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthball became the most powerful East European country.

The Poland-Lithuania-icon Commonwealth conquered the Baltic territory, inhabited mainly by Livonian Order-icon Livonian Orderball, and won against Ottoman-icon Ottomanball in 1699 in the Polish-Ottoman War. This war, unfortunately, weakened the country and during the1720s the Polish Succession War made the situation even more difficult. The result was the First Partition of Poland-Lithuania-icon Poland, in 1772, and the second Partition, in 1794, where Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball, RussianEmpire-icon Russian Empireball, and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball got all the territory formerly part of Poland-Lithuaniaball.

Era of Occupation (1795-1918)

The Partitions of Poland marked the beginning of over a century of foreign occupation. Almost immediately, Poles rebelled against their partitioners, especially around the early 19th century.

In 1806, France-icon Napoleonic Franceball started invading the Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball and created the Poland-icon Duchy of Warsawball as a puppet for getting help to spread the Revolution. But this lasted just for eight years after which Poland-icon Poland was given to the RussianEmpire-icon Russian Empireball.

As the Spring of Nations swept Europe, Polandball once again took up arms in the Polish Uprising of 1848 against Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball's rule. Initially, Poles resisted with peaceful civil disobedience. However, when Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball sent his military to suppress this, a full-scale uprising began. After several battles, Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball managed to completely suppress the uprising and the {{GetIcon|setname = RussianEmpire-icon} Russian Empireball more integrally incorporated the Poland-icon Grand Duchy of Posenball.

Independence and the Second Polish Republic Poland-icon (1918-39)

In 1914, World War I started and German Empire-icon German Empireball fought RussianEmpire-icon Russian Empireball. In this mode, Poland-icon Congress Polandball stopped being a Russian puppet and became a German Empire-icon German puppet for a couple of years, until Poland-icon Second Polish Republicball was constituted thanks to the Paris Peace Conference.

Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball decided to retake the Polish land after World War I, causing the Polish-Soviet War. This war quickly ended with the defeat of Soviet-icon Russians (that got Ukrainian SSR-icon Ukrainian SSRball as additional land) and the victory of Poland-icon Poles.

As a result of the Munich Agreement, Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball ceded the tiny Zaolzie region to Polandball in 1938, which had been fought over briefly in the Polish-Czechoslovak War.

World War II Nazi-icon Poland-icon Soviet-icon (1939-45)

In 1933, Germany-icon Weimar Republicball fell into Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball (famous for his anti-semitic actions) that decided to invade in 1939 Poland-icon Second Polish Republicball and the Gdańsk-icon Free City of Danzigball to retake the land lost during World War I. The Poles fought bravely, yet with the Soviet-icon USSRball invading as well from the East, the fall of Warsawball on 28 September was ultimately inevitable.

Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Polandball was split into two occupation zones between Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball and the Soviet-icon USSRball. Subsequently, Soviet-icon Soviet authorities purged Polish prisoners and military officers in the Katyn Massacre and deported hundreds of thousands of Polish civilians.

Underground resistance fighters in occupied Polandball established the Armia Krajowa to fight against the occupying Nazi-icon Germans. Considered one of the largest resistance movements of the war, Armia Krajowa effectively functioned as an entire underground state, and committed key acts of sabotage and targeted assassination.

Nazi-icon Nazi Germany build six extermination camps during the Holocaust, which included the infamous Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Majdanek camps. The camps located within Polandball served as the Nazi-icon Reich's largest, and in total 3 million Polish Jews along with a further 2.8 million ethnic Poles were murdered.

Eventually, Polandball was "liberated" by the incoming Soviet-icon Red Army, though the Nazi-icon German occupation left a completely shattered nation in its wake. Of all countries in World War II, Polandball suffered the highest proportion of casualties with relation to his population.

Communist Rule Poland-icon Communism-icon (1945-89)

After the war, the Soviet-icon USSRball set up a provisional communist government in Polandball. By 1952, the Poland-icon People's Republic of Polandball was set up as a Soviet-icon Soviet satellite state. Despite widespread popular rejection, the Poland-icon PR Polandball ceded his eastern territories to the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball. He was eventually incorporated into the Warsaw Pact.

In 1978, a Pole, Karol Wojtyla, was elected Vatican-icon Pope as Pope John Paul II.

Turmoil once again arose in the 1980s as the independent trade union Solidarity grew as a major political force. Even under government persecution and the declaration of martial law in 1981, Solidarity gradually eroded Poland-icon PR Polandball's single-party rule. By 1989, Solidarity triumphed and the first free, democratic elections since the end of World War II were held. The Solidarity movement heralded the collapse of Poland-icon PR Polandball as well as other puppet regimes throughout Eastern Europe.

Modern Day Poland-icon (1989-)

After the Cold War ended, massive liberalizing reforms took place. Polandball relaxed freedom of press and speech and greatly increased personal freedoms. Initially, as with most other Eastern Bloc countries, Polandball's economy slowed down. Polandball became the first post-communist state to reach his pre-1989 levels thanks to an economic boom by 1995.

In 1991, Polandball officially joined NATO-icon NATOball, and in 2004 he voted to join the EU-icon EUball.

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