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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.
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.
What was the "Star of Poland"?
Balloon. Gwiazda Polski (The Star of Poland) was a balloon, which, according to the Polish planners, was going to reach the stratosphere, thus beating the 1930s high-altitude world record, established on November 11, 1935 in the Explorer II balloon. Stevens and Anderson ascended to the altitude of 22,066 m, the Poles wanted to reach the altitude of 30 kilometers. The balloon was made by the Aviotex factory in Legionowo and was the world's largest.
Who coined the word make-up?
Max Factor is a line of cosmetics from Coty, Inc.. It was founded in 1909 as Max Factor & Company by Maksymilian Faktorowicz, a beautician from Poland. In 1920 Max Factor created the first make-up line and coined the word calling this new range 'Society Make-up'. Max Factor, the brand, has always been about glamour in all its guises, Max Factor started his career selling cosmetics to actors in Los Angeles after all.
What country was Wroclaw a capital of?
Prussia. The conquest of Silesia was such a significant gain to the Kingdom of Prussia that shortly after Wroclaw (known as Breslau at the time) was elevated to the third capital of the state alongside Königsberg and Berlin. The official title was the Royal and Residential City of Wroclaw (ger. Königliche Haupt- und Residenzstadt Breslau).
How often is the Chopin Competition organized?
Every 5 years. The International Chopin Piano Competition often referred to as the Chopin Competition, is a piano competition held in Warsaw, Poland. It was initiated in 1927 and has been held every five years since 1955. It is one of the few competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer, in this case, Frédéric Chopin.
Which was the largest armoured battle of the II World War?
Battle of Kursk. From July 5, 1943 until August 23, the Germans conducted their last great attempt to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front. The fight has significantly weakened both sides of the conflict, however the result was decisive and strategic victory of the Soviet Union. The Battle of Kursk is considered the largest armoured battle in the world history.
How many countries does Poland have a land border with?
7. Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.