WHY POLAND HASN'T DISINTEGRATED? BECAUSE HISTORY WANTED SO
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It would be difficult to show any disintegration tendencies in today's Poland. But the question why this is the case needs to be posed - mainly in order to focus on reasons that helped Poland to avoid any break up. In social sciences it isn't common to pose a question on why something didn't happened. But such an analysis informs a great deal on current state of affairs. The author of the article follows history of Poland, showing why various factors have not stimulated overall disintegration of the country. Factors that today - after the collapse of communism - strengthen regional differences, should be rather seen as, similar to other European countries, tendencies that strengthen regional identities than separatists' tendencies.
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