A friend of mine is Polish, and from him I know Poland has a rich history of events and some pretty cool culture. Poland was formed by the Treaty of Versailles, which was a treaty signed by President Wilson. The idea was to boost the idea of "self-determination, which, in its time, was a sort of needed freedom. While some of its unionizing goals fell through, the treaty was successful in creating separate countries for the people who wanted them (i.e. Poland for Polls). Some may argue that this was the same treaty that gave us Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea, which all ended up detrimental to the United States. I choose to look at the countries that were successful. Poland is a relatively stable country, unlike its middleastern brethren. That was the fault mostly on The Big Four, which consisted of four of the major contributing leaders of the allied forces (including Wilson). When "the new world map" was drawn, these leaders failed to recognize the groups they were putting into countries together (i.e. Sunnis and Shi'ites in Iraq). By saying Poland is a waste of a country, one is saying that not only was President Wilson wrong, but everything the fight in World War 1 stood for. The Polish people have just as much a right to govern themselves and have their own country as we Americans do.