Wikimedia Commons has media related to History of Poland (1989–present). In 1989–1991, Poland engaged in a democratic transition which put an end to the Polish People's Republic and led to the foundation of a democratic government, known as the Third Polish Republic ( Polish : III Rzeczpospolita Polska ), following the First and Second Polish Republics .
Independent Poland, which had been absent from the map of Europe for 123 years, was reborn. The newly created state initially consisted of former Privislinsky Krai, western Galicia (with Lwów besieged by the Ukrainians) and part of Cieszyn Silesia. See also. History of Poland (1795–1918) History of Poland (1918–1939)