Top 10 history of Poland factsHistory quiz
During the Polish-Soviet war, Polish army sabotaged Bolshevik radio by broadcasting ...
Holy Bible. Radio intelligence played a major role in the Polish-Soviet war. Poles actively searched for radio frequencies used by Red Army just to disrupted by broadcasting Bible verses, so the Soviets were unsure if this is an accidental disruption by local radio station or not.
In XX century Poland declared war only once. On which country?
Japan. Poland declared war on Japan on 20th December 194 as most of WW2 allies. Though Empire of Japan refused to accept a state of war due to friendly relations between the two countries. Despite that legally the state of war lasted until 8th February 1957. It might be the longest war without any clash.
Which large country in Europe was not affected by the Black Death?
Poland. Historians aren't sure why Poland was spared the worst of the plague, even though all its neighbours got depopulated. It was the only place not affected by the disease on the European continent (Iceland was also spared because it was rarely visited and Black Death never reached there).
How many tanks (including tankettes) did Poland have at the beginning of WWII?
Around 600. Polish Armed Forces did have around 600 tanks at its disposal. Mainly tankettes TK-3 and TKS but also 7TP, Renault FT, Renault R-35, Hotchkiss H-35 and couple of prototypes.
How many Teutonic Knights died in the battle of Grunwald, one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe ?
203. The size of Teutonic Army is estimated at 15000-30000 men, and its loses were very heavy. However, at the time of the battle, there were about 500 religious brothers in the entire Order, and only 250 residing in Prussia. 203 of them died in the battle.
Which dynasty has never ruled Poland?
House of Habsburg. Despite many attempts, Habsburgs have never ruled Poland. The list of kings of Poland includes Louis I of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland from the House of Anjou, Augustus II and Augustus III from House of Wettin and Henry III of France from the House of Valois.
Who, according to Jewish legends, was a one-day king of Poland?
Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1541–1617) was a wealthy and politically influential Polish Jew who is said to have briefly occupied the throne of Poland on 18 August 1587. He has historically borne the nickname, "Le roi d'un jour" (king for a day). While no physical evidence exists to prove the veracity of the story that Saul was briefly king of Poland, it has nonetheless gained a firm place in the folklore of the Jewish people.
On what basis was the Polish light tank 7TP made?
Vickers 6-Ton E . The 7TP was a Polish light tank of the Second World War. A development of the British Vickers 6-ton, it was significantly better armed than its most common opponents, the German Panzer I and Panzer II. A standard tank of the Polish Army during the 1939 Invasion of Poland, its production never exceeded 150 vehicles.
Who was Jadwiga von Anjou?
King of Poland. Jadwiga was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from 1384 until her death. Jadwiga was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, but she had more close forebears among the Polish Piasts. In 1997 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.