Slavic OverlordWrong. healthy banter? ha! if you in fact did live in Poland (Im doubtful) my guess is Poles were too ashamed to tell you how much we hate Germans! Germans are worse than dogs! almost as bad as Jews! the fact you never heard this means you didn’t earn trust. WE DETEST GERMANS!
Polish people have started to see Germans as modern, hard-working and well-educated. We might assume that Germany has become an ideal example of a well-structured and functioning state in light of the turbulent transition from communism to democracy that Poland experienced. Thus German people represented everything what Polish people had to struggle for. Poles perceived Germans as being goal-oriented and well-ordered. German detailed, structured life has, however, become the subject of jokes in Poland; people might laugh about Germans’ inflexibility and inadaptability to uncertain and unforeseen situations. On the other hand, Polish people are less likely to attribute “warm” associations to Germans: for instance, only 34% of respondents believed that Germans were tolerant and 36% that they are kind toward others. There is evidence of greater Polish sympathy towards Germans than German sympathy toward Poles. According to the Polish CBOS (Center for Researching Public Opinion), 44% of the respondents stated that they were fond of Germans, placing them closely behind eternal Polish friends, the Americans, French and Czechs. Twenty three per cent of people said that they had an aversion to Germans. On the German part, the most-prevailing response, from 60% of Poles, was “neither sympathy, nor aversion” which illustrates an ambivalent attitude from Germans toward Polish people. Polish people remain much more interested in Germany than vice-versa.
The Poles did not reap any long lasting benefits from their startling victory, indeed, quite the contrary. Even in the short term it was clear that the recipients of their largess, the Habsburgs, were decidedly ungrateful.