Timeline of Poland

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Poland Founded

966

First King of Poland Appointed; Boleslaw the Brave

1025

Poland unites with Lithuania by Royal Marriage

1386

Poland Signs the Union of Lublin; Establishes the Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth

1569

Undergoes 3 Partitions by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Independence lost

1772 - 1794

WWI - Poland gains the Kingdom of Poland to help fight in the war

1914

Poland is an Indepenent country after the victory over the Russian Red Army

1918

World War II starts, Poland is controlled by Nazi Germany

1939

Poland liberated; Poland borders get reset and gains some land from Germany

1945

"The People's Republic of Poland"

1952

Poland joins NATO - A program for peace

1999

Poland Joins the European Union

2004