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    “There is no greater threat to independence than the forgetfulness of enslavement”

    History is created by people who can fight for their own, even if the circumstances are not favourable for them. Today Poles live in a free and independent country because they found the strength to oppose the myth of historical necessity, wrote Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the anniversary of the beginning of martial law.

    40 years ago, on the night of December 12-13, 1981, martial law was imposed. Power in Poland was taken over by a military junta led by General Wojciech Jaruzelski. The goal of the communist regime was to destroy the multi-million-strong “Solidarity” movement.

    “History is a teacher of wisdom. On one condition. It cannot be covered with the dust of oblivion. The same applies to the history of martial law, from which we still have to conclude today,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook.


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