Articles about poland
Wadowice is a city located south of Krakow where Karol Wojtyla the future Pope John Paul II was born. Visitors to Wadowice can visit his family home which is filled with photographs and pope's personal belongings. Just a short walk from the home is a church in which young Karol Wojtyla was baptized and received first communion.
The current conflict in Ukraine has its roots in the conflict in Georgia in 2008. After that conflict the world leaders did nothing to stop Putin's ambitions to bring back Russia's sphere of influence. Does the current conflict have the potential to escalate into an open war between Russia and the rest of Europe?
The Holocaust was one of the most brutal atrocities in history. Who was behind it and what caused it to occur the way it did?
The Battle of Chesma was a major naval engagement between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire near the Anatolia peninsula. It is widely regarded as one of Russia's greatest naval victories if not the greatest naval victory during the Imperial period.
During a recent visit to the Polish city of Wroclaw, I fell in love with the magical world of the gnomes. The miniature dwarf statues can be discovered in all corners of the city and offer the tourists a fun activity combined with a deep sense of satisfaction every time one appears in sight. Get to know them, find out more about why they're there and how you can find them.
World War 2 is often recalled as being a war between the Axis (Germany, Italy and Japan) and Allies (Britain, USA and USSR). While this is not necessarily inaccurate it can be misleading, for in truth a far larger number of countries were involved. By involved, I refer to...
Article about Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, a fearless spy, passionate lover and devoted patriot. The real-life Vesper Lynd.
Born in Stettin Prussia in 1729, Sophia would become Russia's premier female ruler and arbiter of an enlightened monarchy. Crowned Empress Catherine II of Russia, she would eventually add the suffix of Great to her name by her death in 1796 and it would fall to her grandson to press back against Enlightened France during the Napoleonic Wars.
Historical events of the 20th century included 20th century warfare (WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, etc.), assassinations (JFK 1963), and in 1979 militant Muslims overtook Iran. A horrible massacre took place in Tiananmen Square (Bejing) in 1989. Sometimes these events are...
The serial homicides surrounding the Ripper cases are known as some of the most gruesome in recorded history. The Ripper is thought to have killed at least five women in the districts in England of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgage and the City of London itself. The killer taunted police by sending letters to a news agency. The killer was labeled as “Jack the Ripper” from information in one of those letters.
It's now a month after starting to write on Infobarrel and it has been an interesting period, where I enjoyed the writing, reading other articles on Infobarrel and learned a lot from other writers in their articles and in the Infobarrel forum. I also made some typical starter-mistakes,...