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1936
bio website wedrychowski.pl
location Krakow, Poland
age 32
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seen Jul 25 at 14:41

COMPUTER SCIENCE: I'm mainly interested in Symfony2, CKEditor and CSS3 related topics.

HISTORY: I'm mainly into Eastern Europe matters. Living in an old capitol of Poland, I'll be happy to answer anything related to those times, or to research for your questions in Polish sources, if you don't speak our language by yourself.

SF&FANTASY: Any questions about Polish Science-Fiction scene? Just ask.


Jul
19
comment Was Christopher Colombus Polish?
Of course he was Polish - his name is Krzysztof and it's definitely a Polish one.
Jul
12
comment Why didn't France and UK invade Germany September 3rd 1939?
I totally agree with that. There are many historians in Poland who believe that if Poland did anything to stop Germans from taking over Czechoslovakia, things would be much different. But instead of acting, Poland took the opportunity to grab some arguable land too.
Jul
8
comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
I believe they were meant to be hidden under the ribs of the opponent.
Jun
27
comment Why were there no religious wars in Poland?
A very short answer to Felix's question - the vision of Poland as a clearly Catholic country is an early 20th century invention, taking birth with all nationalism movements that were popular among Europe. And it wasn't realized before WWII and ethnic migrations organized by ZSSR and communist government. So it's safe to assume that they just passed away.
Jun
24
comment Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?
+1. But the words about Poland are rather surprising for me, only 8 years after the last uprising. I'd love to see similar map some 20 years later, when the situation at Balkans changed a lot.
Jun
16
awarded  Fanatic
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
We shouldn't forget South Korea games against Italy and Spain during World Cup '02. Both won by much weaker side, with a big help of referees.
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
Salamis was my first thought on the subject.
Jun
7
comment What is the mark next to the hallmark on this silver object?
Yes, I'm curious what it is, or rather what kind of people used it. Some 19th century journalists?
Jun
7
comment What is the mark next to the hallmark on this silver object?
Very interesting question, and a beautiful... object?
Jun
2
comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
But one is on the peninsula, another is on the island. ;)
Jun
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What role did Lucky Luciano play in faciliting South Europe invasion?
Jun
1
comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
Where did you find such a legend?
May
31
comment How did Poland avoid partition in the 17th century, but not the 18th century?
No problem. I've rather meant the lack of sources, which would make the answer more complete. That's a thing I'll try to update after the weekend.
May
30
revised How did Poland avoid partition in the 17th century, but not the 18th century?
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May
30
answered How did Poland avoid partition in the 17th century, but not the 18th century?
May
30
comment Looking for a symbol for Southern USA communism
Thanks, I was aware of Texas and California, but not of Florida, I'll try to read something on the subject, as it's pretty interesting.
May
30
comment Looking for a symbol for Southern USA communism
I'd first wonder why did you chose this very particular region of USA and then focus on it. If you find any clues on why would communism grow easier in this region then in others, just use whatever symbolizes these clues. Imho logo of Communist Party USA is a good point to start with.
May
30
comment Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
+1. Geee, I've imagined Greeks fighting against Persians on bicycles (rower is a bicycle in Polish).
May
30
comment Why is Finland represented as a Soviet satellite in this 1947 cartoon?
@defaultlocale I still don't see it under the first link (probably it's a browser issue), but of course the second one works, thanks!