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Warsaw, Poland
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    Population over 1.5 million
    Capital of Poland
    Poland's largest city
    Located on both sides of the Vistula river
    Famous people born, living or working in Warsaw:
    Eugeniusz Bodo (1899-1943?), singer and actor
    Zbigniew Brzezinski (b. 1928), political scientist, advisor of US president Jimmy Carter
    Fryderyk Chopin, (1810-1849), one of the greatest Polish composers
    Marie Curie, (1867-1934), pioneer researcher into radioactivity
    Lucyna Cwierczakiewiczowa (1829-1901), the first Polish cook book author
    Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), novelist and drama writer
    Agnieszka Holland (b. 1948), film director
    Jacek Kaczmarski, (1957-2004), songwriter, poet and author
    Lech Kaczynski, (b. 1949), politician, Solidarity activist
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), writer and journalist
    Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996), film director
    Ryszard Kuklinski (1930-2004), CIA spy during the Cold War
    Janusz Kusocinski (1907-1940), athlete, winner at 1932 Summer Olympics
    Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), painter
    Witold Lutoslawski, (1913-1994), composer
    Wladyslaw Reymont (1867-1925), writer, Nobel Prize winner
    Stefan Starzynski (1893-1943?), president of Warsaw 1934-1939, murdered by Germans
    Wladyslaw Szpilman, (1911-2000), composer and author of The Pianist
    Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz aka Witkacy (1885-1939), writer and painter
    Janusz A. Zajdel (1938-1995), science-fiction writer
    It was founded as a small fishing village.
    It was annexed by Prussia after Austria, Prussia, and Russia agreed to divided up Poland between them (1795).
    It was liberated by Napoleon and made a capital of a Duchy in his empire (1807).
    After Napoleon was defeated, it and most of Poland became part of Russia (1815).
    It was dominated and suppressed by the Russians during the 19th Century.
    It was under German occupation during most of WW II.
    The Nazis and their collaborators herded all the resident Jews into a part of it called the Warsaw Ghetto.
    Many of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto either starved to death or were sent to the death camps.
    After the failure of the Warsaw Uprising, the Germans destroyed it before the Soviets arrived.
    It was under Communist rule during the Cold War.
    The Warsaw Pact was formed in Warsaw.
    It lacks a good circular road system.
    It has traffic problems, despite massive reconstruction during the 1950s.
    It became the capital of Poland after Poland won its independence after WW I.
    It was described as a phoenix that repeatedly rises from the ashes of its destruction.
    Polish freedom fighters staged the Warsaw Uprising in it (1944).
    Roman Polanski directed 'The Pianist' in Warsaw.
    It is one of Poland's most popular tourist attractions.
    It holds some of Poland's most important colleges and universities.

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