How to Invent a Country

Mike McCartney

4th August 2022

Great podcast from the BBC

Not really a 'pure politics' entry, but thought I'd share this.

Having returned from Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk recently, I have developed in interest in the history of Poland. Based on my previous listens, the podcast for this series game up. Yes, it is historical, but understanding the history of a country's past certainly gives us a much deeper and richer understanding of its present politics.

The recent history of Poland chimes with much of the countries that were behind what we refer toastier the 'Iron Curtain', but what is especially fascinating is that for over a hundred years, the country as a state disappeared.

This is the link to the series.

Mike McCartney

Mike is an experienced A-Level Politics teacher, author and examiner.

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