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Tomenable
26-08-15, 04:35
Data courtesy of Kisciu from SkyScraperCity Forum, who gathered it from IMF (International Monetary Fund):

Poland's GDP per capita as % of GDP per capita of other nations in 1991 (after the end of Communism) / 2014:

Germany - 28 / 55
France - 31 / 62
UK - 36 / 64
Italy - 30 / 71
Netherlands - 28 / 53
Belgium - 30 / 58
Austria - 29 / 54
Sweden - 31 / 55
Finland - 34 / 62
Denmark - 28 / 57
Norway - 21 / 38
Switzerland - 21 / 43
Ireland - 41 / 51
Iceland - 33 / 58
USA - 26 / 46
Canada - 31 / 56
Australia - 33 / 54
New Zealand - 42 / 71
Spain - 38 / 74
Portugal - 46 / 93
Greece - 43 / 97
Hungary - 63 / 101
Slovenia - 59 / 85
Croatia - 80 / 120

Also when it comes East Germany - data for 1990 and 2008:

East Germany - 46 / 75

Tomenable
26-08-15, 05:01
And this graph illustrates the "benefits" of Communism pretty well:

GDP per capita in Poland compared to Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain in period 1950 - 2010:

Polska/Hiszpania - Polish GDP per capita as % of Spanish GDP per capita
Polska/Portugalia - as % of Portuguese
Polska/Grecja - as % of Greek
Polska/Włochy - as % of Italian

Odsetek - percent
Lata - years

http://pilaster.blog.onet.pl/files/2011/02/PRL-2.png

bicicleur
26-08-15, 07:39
Polish are hardworking no-nonsense people. You will catch up. IMO the north-south divide in Europe exists, not east-west.