Poland (Polish: Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometers, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk and Szczecin.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 8.30, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 9.18, Economic Freedom: 7.42, Democracy Index: 6.22
2014: 7.42, Rank: 40
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 93, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
Interview by Jedrzej Kuskowski for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
ROCKWELL: I only visited Poland once, at the end of the Soviet era, but I am very interested, and so I am thrilled at the progress and freedom. On the other hand, the post-socialist economies are largely in the same boat as the US. We are all beset by fascistic planning structures, monopolistic regulations, socialized health care and education, even as new sectors of freedom pop up every day.
Illustrates individual freedom using The Shawshank Redemption and events in communist Poland
Larry reminisces about a visit with the Polish underground movement in November 1986
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