Duke Mieszko I, has been historically recognized for founding the Polish state and adopts Catholic Christianity.
Boleslaw I proclaims the Kingdom of Poland.
Poland defeats the Teutonic Knights and the Golden ages begin
The first Polish parliament is established
Poland and Lithuania unite creating a powerful common wealth
The capital is moved from Krakow to warsaw
A series of wars brings Poland's golden age to an end
1600 - 1609
Russia, Prussia and Austria conquer Poland and divide it with each other.
Poland establishes a new constitution with liberal reforms
Poland no longer exists because of the mass amount of land Russia, Prussia and Austria own
The end of WW1 poland becomes a country again
Nazi Germany invades Poland, marking the beginning of WWII
German concentration camps are built in the polish area including Auschwitz and Treblinka
The united states and its allies defeat the Nazis and force it to leave Poland.
Karol Wojtyla becomes the first Polish cardinal elected for the pope position.
Lech Walesa and other Polish workers protest Communist rule and create a union, "Solidarity".
Walesa is elected president
The soviet union begins removing troops from poland
Poland joins the European union
President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and many of Poland important officials are killed in a plain crash.