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What country has more of a depressing history than Poland?

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What country has more of a depressing history than Poland?
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Spain

It had everything, now it have nothing
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Estonia.
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Latvia
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Lithuania
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>>294945
Ireland
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>>294966
Northern Ireland
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Italy
>home of the roman empire
>cradle of the Renaissance and thus, arguably, of western civilization as we know it
>literal speghetti-dropping machine since the 19th century
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>>294979
>Irish
>White
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>>294945
>most of sub-Saharan Africa
>Best Korea
>Ukraine
And if you're not just looking for nation states
>native Americans
>native Australians
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Greece
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>>294979
>Irish
>Italian
>spaniards
>esti
>white
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France. The attacks on Friday 13th were dreadful and should not have happened xx
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russia
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>>294974
The life of the average Italian hasn't been shitty in any way. They simply don't seem to give a fuck about wars or their leaders and change sides when it suites them but still enjoy that dolce vita.
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>>295082
This desu

Average Italian has more wealth than average German
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>>294979
Fuck off.
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>>294979
why is this board infested with sjw retards
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>>295169
>what is irony
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>>295169
it's actually filled with retards of all kinds who take ironic posts seriously
case in point, you
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>>294945
Poland's is pretty depressing

Glorious Commonwealth to literally nothing in just a hundred years. I dont think such a large country has ever fallen so quickly.
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>>294945
>The Congo

>Zimbabwe

>Liberia

>Egypt after the Ptolemaic dynasty

>Ukraine

>Ireland

>Basque history

>Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia

>Palestine post-Israel

>Jewish history pre-Israel

>Iraq for the last 100 years

>Afghanistan as well

>Indigenous history in the Americas and Oceania

>Russian history from the ordinary Russian's perspective

>Italian history after unification

>German history from the dismissal of Bismarck to 1945
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>>295188
Germany went from the Second Reich to divided again in 30 years.
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>>294945
Biafra.

Literally starved into submission.
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>>295494
>Name derives from Ephraim, meaning “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction”.
>Starves anyways
*tips*
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Circassian here
it just gets worse over the years
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>>295690
You never last long in my eu4 games
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>>295715
probably the most realistic part of the game
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>>295494
>On June 16, 2015, the Supreme Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra sued the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the right to self-determination within their region as a sovereign state.
Who knows.
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Twenty first century United States
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>>294945
If we're not gonna go and look for some obscure literally who, the big three is Poland, Iran and Spain t.b.h. All had great empires, all were raped by their neighbours and look at them now.

Paraguay is also kinda depressing but it was never really impressing, although it was promising first.
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>>294979
>>>/lit/
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>>295188
Spain had it much worse desu. And at least the Commonwealth was a regional power fucked over by its neighbours consipiring against it. Spain went from a global power to shithole purely because they were TOO rich and successful.
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Austria.
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>>295176
>>295177
>LE I made an EPIC ironic post which is in now way a waste of post count thanks for the upvote xD
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>>294945
There has literally never been a good time to be Hattain
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Hungary. So close to greatness, but always getting shit on by neighbors. Truly the epitome of shit geographic location.
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Russia:
Vikings
mongols
tartars
Serfdom
Crazy leaders
Sweden attacks
Poland attacks
Napoleon attacks
Germany attacks some times
Eastern front
Communism
Stalin
Afghanistan
Fall of communism
Oligarchs
Alcoholism

I dont know much about russian history, but it seems pretty fucked up.
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Anglo-Saxons
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>>296283
They kicked vikings shit in.
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Georgia.
Because we're experiencing the downfall of one of the oldest peoples.
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>>296488
So did the Irish. Doesn't mean their history isn't depressing.
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>>294945
East Prussia
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>>294945
Any nation that isn't America Russia and China
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>>294966
/thread/
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>>297202
Or Britain after like 1066
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>>296879
Not a country, but I think this wins. That place got absolutely fucked by the Soviets.
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>>297202
wut
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>>296267
Russia is depressing in general.
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>>294950
add portugal to that list too.
but if i had to pick i would go for scotland, poland, japan and ukraine - they had smart and brave people but ultimately lost their spirit due to the spineless subhuman scum pulling the strings behind the scenes. also, france to some degree...

there are many more places in worse position than them but those places were pretty much always shit so nothing of value was ever lost.

>link and pic related: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3zef_Poniatowski#German_Campaign_of_1813_and_death_at_Leipzig
>poland personified in a single person - brave, heroic and courageous but always unlucky, underrated and ultimately a victim of the circunstances.
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Greece
From greatest empire on earth and the greatest minds on earth to a shitty back water with 90% less land and people
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>>297617
The decline of Greek relevance is depressing. They went from one of the influential ethnolinguistic groups in the world with multiple great military and cultural powers in their cultural sphere, to a barely relevant Mediterranean shitstick.

Hard to believe that there'll never be a successor to the Athenians, Spartans, Corinthians, Epirus, Macedonians, Ptolemies, Seleucids and Byzantine powers from the Greeks.
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>>297697
>>297617
The Greeks honestly should have won at history. If the Sack of Constantinople hadn't happened, they might've turned back the tide of kebab someday. They were so close to winning it all.
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russia and china
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>>294950
>>297614
France
It's just like those guys except it falls from an even higher pedestal
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Ireland, Iraq
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>>294945
>Iraq/Syria/Egypt
>Ukraine/Russia/Belarus
>Nigeria/Zimbabwe/CAR/Mali/Eriterea
>Myanmar/Cambodia
>Guatemala/Hondura/Venezuela/Argentina
>Afghanist/Pakistan
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>>297788
Byzantine history is just dreary, it survives the collapse of its western half, reconquers great swaths of territory and finally begins to make peace with the Sassanids only to have the emperor assassinated and then goes downhill
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Nothing wrong about Polish history except from the period between 1750s (ish) to 1918 and 1939 to 1989. It's literally nothing but it's recent so people think it is.
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>>297614
"n the general confusion, the French blew up the bridge before he could reach it. Poniatowski tried to escape across the Elstermühlgraben at modern Gottschedstrasse 42 but, covered with wounds, drowned in the river."
I swear by God, French are the fucking worst cunts of history.
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>>299182
>I swear by God, French are the fucking worst cunts of history.
Man Napoleon made him a marshall and shit France clearly had a great deal of respect for this man.
Besides he was ordered to cover the retreat, he did his duty he knew the risks and he died a warrior's death.
Nothing wrong here.

Why are Poles on 4chan so butthurt about France and generally so ungrateful ? Is it because of WW2 ?
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>>299286
Butthurt about France? This is new. Of course Napoleon was being pragmatic and didn't care too much about "the Duchy of Warsaw" but generally Poles liked France especially after WWI. And France wasn't relevant enough during WW2 era so if anything Poles are butthurt about the Anglos and rightfully so. The British had the last word in this duo.
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>>294945
20th Century Russia.
>Shitty Tsar.
>Shit pushed in during WW1
>Empire disintegrates
>Revolution
>Civil War
"Surely things will get better now!"
>Stalin
"I sure hope germany won't attack, we signed an agreement and everything"
>26 million dead Russians
>Communism
>Empire Collapses.
>Oligarchs, poverty, and Yeltsin.
>Chechnya.
>Chechnya episode 2.
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>>299027
True that, it was okay until the 19th century, then it was a bit rough and now it's ok again. The futures bright.
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>>299286
>ungrateful
le imperial mindset
French support wasn't worth shit.
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>>299866
>Dał nam przykład Bonaparte
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>>299864
>it was okay until the 19th century

You mean 18th century.
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>>299027
>>299864
>>301660
>what is the deluge
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>>299804
>You will never be a Russian living in the mid XIXth century - the Russian golden age.
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Warsaw uprising was the biggest blunder of all time and anyone responsible for it should've been shot.
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>>295690
Maybe if the conflict between Russia and Turkey you guys might have some chance of retaking your homlands
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>>296175
Atok desu
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>>296735
Kartvelians have been through a lot so they'll still go through a lot.
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>>301912
You're right.

17th century.
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>>303563
One phrase the guy remembered. The 17th century was the swann song of Poland. Full of amazing victories and that specific culture. The problem was that Poland fought wars with everyone around. 17th century Poland was powerful but because of all the shit that happened it was basically spent in the 18th century.
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>>294945

Poland's history is only depressing from your point of view.

They suffered in the war, but so did Russia, Ukraine, White Russia, Serbia and China. And in a sense, so did Germany and Japan.

They fell under the socialist block which was unfree and undesirable. But so did Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic states. But even worse off during the cold war were many countries in South America and Asia.

Before all that their empire fell, because they were weak. But compared to Ottoman rule, Russian rule was gentle enough. At least for the people, not for their pride.

Still, Poles are required to believe that their country has the most depressing history and no people suffered as much as the Poles. Truly, the "Jew" never left. Like Russians they believe they have the God given right to greatness; and the fact that they aren't great for the last 4 centuries, they will always blame on someone else.
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>>294945
Cyprus mate . We were conquered all the time since the ancient times. Cypriots manage to become independent in 1960 . In 1964 people start killing each other , UN interferes and 10 years later Turkey invades and occupies 42% of the island u til today. Feels bad man
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Bosnia
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>>294959
This is the correct answer
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Bulgaria, it was twice one of the greatest powers in Europe and then after five hundred years of Turkish slavery it tries to reestablish its greatness only to fail over and over until is left as one of the poorest and corrupt nations of Europe.
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Iran

Either they are always portrayed as the enemy of the West or they got their culture, people and history shat on by the arabs, turkmen and mongolians and are looked down upon all the same.
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>>305184
>17,5% of population murdered, starved or gassed
>suffering the worst nazi terror
>despite that, still managed to form a working undergound state on an unprecedented level, functional and active partisans, two exile armies and shitloads of trees in Yad Vashem
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>>303101
was the only shot at independence, no matter how unlikely it was and how tragic the consequences
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Poland is the crossroads of w. europe and e. europe.

I had a Jewish professor who was really studied in Eastern European culture. And he saw the rise of eastern european judaism in the region as a direct cause of wars and famine. This, theory is now under discussed or overlooked. But basically he saw a large percentage of European Jewry as a mass conversion of European christians. Christians often spoke about how christian nations must help one another but that was not the cause during times of war in the Europe. As feuding sides often took it out on the people in the middle. So Christians lost their faith and converted to Judaism. This region later attracted other Jewish people from other jewish enclaves under persecution, like Spain. West Ashkenazim, he theorized had a much more different origin, based out of France and Italy. And for the most part whom were much darker skinned on average. So basically he attributed the rise of European Judaism to regional strife. As the most war torn European countries had a larger Jewish population.
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>>294945
Russia has the same depressive history desu
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>>294945
Eastern Roman Empire/Byzantium. It's basically just bad things happening constantly. It gets really depressing after a while.
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India after the Hindus lost power
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>>298995
>Makes peace with longtime rivals
>Fucking Islam happens
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>>306428
Greek civilization in general

>hegemony in Asia since Alexander
>Byzantium lasts longer than Rome itself
>thousand year old colonies all over the place
>opportunistic muslims and hordes appear while they're battling their ancient enemies the Persians
>get completely fucked in the end
>have nothing to show for any of this except an indebted mediocre nation of 10 million

It's like the British Empire on steroids.
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>>306264

I didn't say the Poles did not suffer. Just that this idea that Poles are unique in their suffering is a meme, unfortunately part of national Polish history curriculum.
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Israel
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>>303332
I don't know who Turan is but the dude was a dick
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