Written by Richard P. Poremski Tuesday, 06 February 2007 17:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Martial Law Declared In Poland: Winter days in Poland are notoriously cold, dark and bleak. But they were to become even more so with the murky dawn of Sunday, December 13, 1981- now remembered as a particularly dreadful and infamous day: On the cusp of Christmas, while Poland was still peacefully abed, the oppressive communist regime - stealthily, like thieves in the night - imposed a very strict and draconian regimen of martial law upon all of the citizens of Poland. This was to be the Poles heavy cross-to-bear for now proactively embracing democracy while simultaneously rejecting and opposing communism a foreign totalitarian form of governance that was forced upon Poland with military might by the neighboring Soviet Union (a.k.a. Russia) in 1945, immediately in the aftermath of World War II.