Why Are There 2 Polands?

The Ghost of Poland’s Past

Tomas Pueyo
16 min readFeb 29, 2024

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The split inside the country is so stark and common on maps that Poles have an expression for it: widać zabory, “You can see the partitions”.

Why is there such a partition within the country?

You might have already seen the map below, suggesting an explanation:

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Tomas Pueyo

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