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The exact time and routes of the original migration and settlement of Slavic peoples lacks written records and can only be defined as fragmented.
The West Slavic tribes who would form Poland migrated to these areas in the second half of the 5th century AD.
Throughout the Antiquity period, many distinct ancient ethnic groups populated the regions of what is now Poland in an era that dates from about 400 BC to 500 AD.
These groups are identified as Celtic, Sarmatian, Scythian, Slavic, Baltic, and Germanic tribes.
Around six million Polish citizens, including 90% of the country's Jews, perished in the war.
In the aftermath of the Revolutions of 1989, most notably through the emergence of the Solidarity movement, Poland reestablished itself as a presidential democratic republic.
Poland is bordered by the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast to the north, Belarus and Ukraine to the east, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to the south, and Germany to the west.
The history of human activity on Polish soil spans almost 500,000 years.
However, it was the Western Polans who dominated the region and gave Poland its name.During this time, the Lusatian culture, spanning both the Bronze and Iron Ages, became particularly prominent.The most famous archaeological find from the prehistory and protohistory of Poland is the Biskupin fortified settlement (now reconstructed as an open-air museum), dating from the Lusatian culture of the early Iron Age, around 700 BC.Their name derives from the Proto-Slavic and Old Polish word lęda (open land or plain).The early Bronze Age in Poland begun around 2400 BC, while the Iron Age commenced in approximately 750 BC.