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
Larry reminisces about a visit with the Polish underground movement in 1986
Illustrates individual freedom using The Shawshank Redemption and events in communist Poland
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