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Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas. ---->>>

America is so large and so diverse that it is overwhelming, but my first impressions are favorable. ---->>>

It was not that socialism failed, it was the lack of socialism. ---->>>

I do not have to look for credentials for my Polishness and for my patriotism. I'm a Pole. The chronicles of my family go back - as far back as the 13th century. ---->>>

There were three causes that accounted for the proclamation of martial law in Poland. First it was the progressing economic ruin of the country. Second, it was the decomposition of the functioning of the state. And third, a threat of a civil war. ---->>>

I exist only in the past. ---->>>

I served the Poland that existed. ---->>>

Socialism as such from its very origins is a workers' system, and when there occur deviations, it is workers that react first. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Polish
Born: 07-06, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 05-25, 2014
Occupation: Leader

Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski (Polish: [ˈvɔjt͡ɕɛx jaruˈzɛlskʲi]; 6 July 1923 – 25 May 2014) was a Polish military officer and politician. He was First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party from 1981 to 1989, and as such was the last leader of the People's Republic of Poland. He also served as Prime Minister from 1981 to 1985 and the country's head of state from 1985 to 1990 (titled as Chairman of the Council of State from 1985 to 1989 and as President from 1989 to 1990) (wikipedia)