Originally Posted by lzolnier
First off, I did not say this was utopia, but relatively speaking this one of the most democratic societies on the planet (eg., twice as many people could vote in Poland than in England). If you knew a little comparative history you'd quickly realize that Poland-Lithuania was one of the most tolerant places in Europe for a number of religions and ethnicities at that particular time. After all, there is a reason why this was one of the most plurar societies in the 18th century, a time especially marked by religious wars and intolerance. Yes, the society was hierarchically structured and the aristocracy had more basic rights, just like anywhere else on the planet at that time. I'm sure the average Ukranian of that time would have chosen above all else to be soverign but under the historical circumstances of the time would opt to live under the Polish Commonwealth rather than under the Czarist boot,which surely would have been its fate but for the Commonwealth's existance. The Russian empire gave you Holomodor, can you claim anything remotely similar given to you by Poland?
So you have sympathy for Blacks living in Poland yet you dismiss Poland's oppression and colonization of Ukraine....
What typical left-wing
Poland has never enslaved,conquered, or oppressed Blacks.
Poland has conquered and oppressed Ukrainians
Keep in mind that Blacks have nothing to do with Poland, and Ukraine are Poland's closest relatives.....