The Brief – Why Poland puts its chips on America | EURACTIV.com


Poles like to be reminded of the one time they came to America’s rescue.

On the occasion of state visits, leaders of both countries like to wax lyrical about General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the Polish military commander who joined George Washington’s army in 1776 and drew up the military defense strategy for the two Battles of Saratoga, the turning point of the American Revolution.

His slogan “For your freedom and ours” became one of Poland’s unofficial mottos in the years to follow, long after he returned to lead an insurrection against Russia.

It is partly due to the historic memories like this that Warsaw’s foreign policy is built around its close relationship with Washington.

Source: The Brief – Why Poland puts its chips on America – EURACTIV.com

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