Poland Gap-Fill Exercise
Read through the text from the CIA world factbook and decide which word best fits each gap. Click on the arrow to check your answers. If you'd like to see some photographs of Poland scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Poland is an ancient nation that conceived around middle of the 10th century. It's golden age occurred the 16th century. During following century, the strengthening the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation, until agreement in 1772 between Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland. Poland regained independence in 1918 to be overrun Germany in World War II. It a Soviet satellite country following the war, one that was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labour turmoil in 1980 led to formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that time became political force and 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country transform its economy into one of the robust Central Europe, boosting hopes for acceptance the European Union (EU). Poland joined NATO alliance in 1999.
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