Poland

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First Slavic groups arrive

500 AD

Boleslaw I is crowned the first king of Poland

1025 AD

Poland is invaded and divided into parts by Prussia, Austria and Russia

1772 AD

An independent Polish nation is created after World War I

1918 AD

German/Poland War (1939 AD - 1944 AD)

1939 AD - 1944 AD

First free election in 40 years are held; the communist are defeated

1989 AD

Sends troops (two-thousand) to help stabilize Iraq war (2003 AD - 2005 AD)

2003 AD - 2005 AD

Poland joins European Union

2004