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On what basis was the Polish light tank 7TP made?
Vickers 6-Ton E
Vickers Medium Mark I
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.
How many Teutonic Knights died in the battle of Grunwald, one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe ?
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.
How many tanks (including tankettes) did Poland have at the beginning of WWII?
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.
In XX century Poland declared war only once. On which country?
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 Presidents of the Third Polish Republic did the office hold in the 20th century?
The Third Polish Republic was founded in 1989. The first President was Wojciech Jaruzelski (31 December, 1989 - 22 December, 1990), the second one was Lech Wałęsa (22 December, 1990 - 22 December, 1995). The last President in the 20th century was Aleksander Kwaśniewski (23 December, 1995 - 23 December, 2005).
During the Polish-Soviet war, Polish army sabotaged Bolshevik radio by broadcasting ...
military march music
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.
How long did the Duchy of Warsaw exist?
The Duchy of Warsaw was a Polish state established by Napoleon I in 1807 from the Polish lands ceded by the Kingdom of Prussia under the terms of the Treaties of Tilsit. Following Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia, the duchy was occupied by Prussian and Russian troops until 1815, when it was formally partitioned between the two countries at the Congress of Vienna.
Which dynasty has never ruled Poland?
House of Wettin
House of Valois
House of Anjou
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.
Which large country in Europe was not affected by the Black Death?
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).