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Situated in the very centre of Europe and bordering seven other nations, Poland has a population of 38 million and a proud history tracing back over 1,000 years. In recent history, Poland has been through the catastrophic impact of World War II, where the country was virtually destroyed in battle between German Nazis and the Soviets.

In 1942, Polish communists in the German-occupied part of Poland formed the Polish Workers' Party which ruled Poland under strict communist regulations until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. 

Today Poland has a right-wing Prime Minister, as well as President who are both slowly pushing the country to adopt more conservative, Christian, Eurosceptic and nationalistic laws, among them, are some of the most stringent laws against LGBTQ rights and women's right to choose.