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Collecting box. Support for Solidarność
Sweden, 1980-1989
Ośrodek Karta, Warsaw, Poland
1989 - A revolutionary year in European history

The 1980s saw increased Polish opposition to communist rule, building on previous workers' unrest starting in the 1950s. Striking workers at the Gdańsk shipyard established a free trade union called Solidarność, demanding better life conditions and political reforms.