First, their refusal to give the Danzig Corridor to Hitler caused him to kick off WWII two years before he was ready.
Then their Solidarity movement was the first chisel in the Iron Curtain.
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski warned that Warsaw could veto a proposed new European Union constitution if Poland’s voting powers were downgraded.
Referring to the draft constitution to be debated by EU leaders at a Brussels summit this weekend, Kwasniewski told BBC television: “If the position is what is in the treaty, without the chance for compromise, we cannot say yes.
“At the end of the day we are right,” said Kwasniewski, adding: “We are right to fight for good equilibrium in the European Union.”