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Polonia Warsaw
POLONIA WARSAW (Polish : Polonia Warszawa, pronounced ), founded in 1911, is the oldest existing Warsaw
Warsaw
sports club , with football , basketball , track and field and swimming teams. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Prewar period * 1.2 The first Championship, the first Polish Cup and relegation * 1.3 Back to the top flight * 1.4 The second Championship, the second Polish Cup and relegation * 1.5 The \'JW\' era * 1.6 100th birthday * 1.7 Back from the dead, with the naked King * 1.8 Another year, another resurrection... * 1.9 Jerzy Engel & Co. * 2 Players * 2.1 Current squad * 2.2 Out on loan * 3 Notable players * 4 Polonia in European Cups * 5 Supporters & Rivalries * 5.1 Friendships * 5.2 Support "> Polonia Warsaw, 1912 Polonia Warsaw
Warsaw
was formed in the autumn of 1911 as a union of two school teams ('Stella' and 'Merkury')
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Dinamo Bucureşti
CS DINAMO BUCUREșTI is a Romanian sports society , based in Bucharest
Bucharest
. HISTORY Former logo. The club founded in 1948, after the merge of Unirea Tricolor MAI with Ciocanul București . REFERENCES * ^ Dinamo (2009)
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Panathinaikos Athens
PANATHINAIKOS ATHLITIKOS OMILOS (Greek : Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, literally in English : "All-Athenian Athletic Club" or PANATHINAIKOS A.C. ), also known simply as PANATHINAIKóS , is a major Greek multi-sport club based in the City of Athens
Athens
. It has the trifolium as its official emblem, symbol of harmony, unity, nature, and good luck. Green
Green
(usually used dark shades of the colour by the club) and white are their colours (green for health , youth and nature , such as physiolatry , and white for virtue ). Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
is one of the most successful multi-sport club and one of the oldest clubs in Greece
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World Cup 2002
The 2002 FIFA
FIFA
WORLD CUP was the 17th staging of the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup which took place from 31 May to 30 June 2002 in South Korea
South Korea
and Japan . It was the first World Cup to be held in Asia, the first to be held on a continent other than Europe or the Americas, the last World Cup during which the golden goal rule was in force, the only World Cup to be jointly hosted by more than one nation, and the first World Cup to be held in East Asia. Brazil
Brazil
won the tournament for a record fifth time, winning the final against Germany
Germany
2–0. The victory meant Brazil
Brazil
qualified for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
for the fifth time, representing the World
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Lech Poznań
LECH POZNAń (Polish pronunciation: ) is a Polish professional football club based in Poznań
Poznań
and currently competing in the Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa
, the nation's highest division. The club is named after Lech , the legendary founder of the Polish nation. The club was established in 1922 as Lutnia Dębiec, later changing its name several times. From 1930 until 1994, the club was closely linked to Polish State Railways
Polish State Railways
(PKP) . As a result, its popular nickname is KOLEJORZ , which means THE RAILWAYMAN in local slang . The club's debut in the Polish top division took place in the year 1948. The brightest era of Lech was in the early 1980s and early 1990s. Lech has won the Polish league a total of seven times, most recently in 2015, and is the most popular football club in the Greater Poland
Poland
region
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AKS Chorzów
AKS CHORZóW is a sports club in based in Chorzów
Chorzów
, Poland
Poland
. It is one of the earliest sports organizations in Upper Silesia
Upper Silesia
and is still well-known nationally for its football and handball teams. The club also made its mark on the international stage: Halina Richter-Górecka was part of the gold-medal winning women\'s 100m relay team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games ; tennis player Danuta Wieczorek appeared at Wimbledon as a junior. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Naming timeline * 3 Achievements * 4 Handball * 5 Honours (handball) * 6 Nickname * 7 References HISTORY Logo of VfR Königshütte The origins of the club go back to the founding of the German football club VFR KöNIGSHüTTE on 22 August 1910 in what was at the time the coal mining city of Königshütte in Germany
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Stalinism
STALINISM is the means of governing and related policies implemented by Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
. Stalinist policies in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
included rapid industrialization , the theory of socialism in one country , a centralized state , collectivization of agriculture , cult of personality , and subordination of interests of foreign communist parties to those of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
—deemed by Stalinism
Stalinism
to be the leading vanguard party of communist revolution at the time. Stalinism
Stalinism
promoted the escalation of class conflict , utilizing state violence to forcibly purge society of claimed supporters of the bourgeoisie , regarding them as threats to the pursuit of the communist revolution that resulted in substantial political violence and persecution of such people
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UEFA Cup
The UEFA
UEFA
EUROPA LEAGUE is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA
UEFA
since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Previously called the UEFA
UEFA
CUP, the competition has been known as the UEFA
UEFA
Europa League since the 2009–10 season , following a change in format. For UEFA
UEFA
footballing records purposes, the UEFA
UEFA
Cup and UEFA
UEFA
Europa League are considered the same competition, with the change of name being simply a rebranding. In 1999 , the UEFA
UEFA
Cup Winners\' Cup was abolished and merged with the UEFA
UEFA
Cup. For the 2004–05 competition a group stage was added prior to the knockout phase
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Udinese Calcio
UDINESE CALCIO is an Italian football club based in Udine
Udine
, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and currently plays in the Serie A
Serie A
. Founded in 1896, Udinese is the second oldest club in Italy, after Genoa . The traditional team home kit is black and white striped shirt, black shorts, and white socks. The club also broadcasts on channel 110 ( Udinese Channel ) on digital terrestrial television in north-east of Italy. It has a large number of fans in Friuli
Friuli
and surrounding areas
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Korona Kielce
KORONA KIELCE, Polish pronunciation: , (KORONA – Crown – symbol of club and city, KIELCE – name of city where club is based) is a Polish football club, currently playing in the Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa
. In the years 2002–08 Club belonged to Polish holding company Kolporter Holding and achieved its greatest success – in 2005, winning promotion to the first division ( Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa
). Since then Korona spent 5 seasons in polish soccer top level. In 2006–07 season Korona played in the final of the Polish Cup
Polish Cup
. As a result of alleged corruption after 2007–08 season Club was relegated to I liga . After a one-year banishment Korona returned to the Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa

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Poles
1,000,000 OTHER COUNTRIES UNITED KINGDOM 630,000 ARGENTINA 500,000 BELARUS 295,000 RUSSIA 273,000 AUSTRALIA 216,056 LITHUANIA 212,800 UKRAINE 144,130 IRELAND 122,585 NORWAY 120,000 ITALY 109,018 SWEDEN 75,323 BELGIUM 70,600 SPAIN 70,606 AUSTRIA 69,898 NETHERLANDS 60,000 LATVIA 44,783 DENMARK 37,876 KAZAKHSTAN 34,057 SOUTH AFRICA 30,000 CZECH REPUBLIC 20,305 PARAGUAY 16,748 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 14,500 GREECE 14,145 ICELAND 10,540 VENEZUELA 9,000 PERU 7,000 HUNGARY 5,730 MOLDOVA 4,174 ROMANIA 3,671 SLOVAKIA 3,084 FINLAND 3,000 NEW ZEALAND 2,166 ESTONIA 1,747 LANGUAGE
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FC Barcelona
FUTBOL CLUB BARCELONA (Catalan pronunciation: ( listen )), commonly known as BARCELONA and familiarly as BARçA, is a professional football club based in Barcelona , Catalonia , Spain. Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper , the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism , hence the motto "Més que un club" ("More than a club"). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the second most valuable sports team in the world, worth $3.56 billion, and the world\'s third richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €648.3 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the " Cant del Barça ", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs
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NAC Breda
BREDA (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen )) is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The name Breda
Breda
derived from brede Aa ('wide Aa' or 'broad Aa') and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa . As a fortified city , the city was of strategic military and political significance. Although a direct Fiefdom
Fiefdom
of the Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor
, the city obtained a municipal charter ; the acquisition of Breda, through marriage, by the house of Nassau ensured that Breda
Breda
would be at the center of political and social life in the Low Countries
Low Countries
. Breda
Breda
had a population of 180,420 in 2017; the metropolitan area had a population of 324,812
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Europa League
The UEFA
UEFA
EUROPA LEAGUE is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA
UEFA
since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Previously called the UEFA
UEFA
CUP, the competition has been known as the UEFA
UEFA
Europa League since the 2009–10 season , following a change in format. For UEFA
UEFA
footballing records purposes, the UEFA
UEFA
Cup and UEFA
UEFA
Europa League are considered the same competition, with the change of name being simply a rebranding. In 1999 , the UEFA
UEFA
Cup Winners\' Cup was abolished and merged with the UEFA
UEFA
Cup. For the 2004–05 competition a group stage was added prior to the knockout phase
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Budućnost Podgorica
BUDUćNOST PODGORICA, commonly abbreviated as SD BUDUćNOST, is a sports society organisation from Podgorica
Podgorica
, Montenegro
Montenegro
.By number of titles and historical results, it is the most successful sports society in Montenegro, and one of the most successful in the territory of former Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
. In addition to winning many national titles, various SD Budućnost society clubs have been European champions.Currently, there are 31 clubs in 29 different sports inside the SD Budućnost organisation. Additionally, one club (men's handball) is dissolved
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Ghettos In Nazi-occupied Europe
Beginning with the invasion of Poland during World War II
World War II
, the regime of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
set up ghettos across occupied Europe in order to segregate and confine Jews
Jews
, and sometimes Gypsies , into small sections of towns and cities furthering their exploitation. In German documents, and signage at ghetto entrances, the Nazis usually referred to them as Jüdischer Wohnbezirk or Wohngebiet der Juden, both of which translate as the Jewish Quarter . There were several distinct types including open ghettos, closed ghettos, work, transit, and destruction ghettos, as defined by the Holocaust historians. In a number of cases, they were the place of Jewish underground resistance against the German occupation, known collectively as the ghetto uprisings
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