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Poland is not an independent country, so it cannot manage its own foreign policy

Summary of Disinformation

Currently, Poland is not an independent country as it entirely depends on the United States in a political and military way, and on Germany in an economic way. It means that Poland is not able to implement an independent foreign policy.

 

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty”. In the case of Poland, this country is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States (see here and here).
The statement that the United States controls the Polish elites and political decision-making process is a conspiracy theory. Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. Moreover, it is a member of NATO and the EU and therefore contributes to the formation of the common external policies of these organisations. See another example of disinformation about Polish-American relations here.

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Reported in: Issue 160
Date: 31.07.2019
Language: Polish
Country: US, Poland, Germany
Keywords: Sovereignty, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Polska
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