A wide-ranging Polish diaspora (the Polonia) exists throughout Europe, the Americas, and in Australasia.Today the largest urban concentrations of Poles are within the Warsaw and Silesian metropolitan areas.The subsequent Christianization of Poland, in 966 CE, marked Poland's advent to the community of Western Christendom.Poles have made important contributions to the world in every major field of human endeavor.In contrast, the critics of this theory, such as Marija Gimbutas, regard it as an unproved hypothesis and for them the date and origin of the westward migration of the Slavs is largely uncharted; the Slavonic connections of the Lusatian Culture are entirely imaginary; and the presence of an ethnically mixed and constantly changing collection of peoples on the Middle European Plain is taken for granted.Estimates vary depending on source, though available data suggest a total number of around 60 million people worldwide (with roughly 21 million living outside of Poland, many of whom are not of Polish ethnicity, but Polish nationals). There are also Polish minorities in the surrounding countries including Germany, and indigenous minorities in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, northern and eastern Lithuania, western Ukraine, and western Belarus.Notable Polish émigrés – many of them forced from their homeland by historic vicissitudes – have included physicists Marie Skłodowska Curie and Joseph Rotblat, mathematician Stanisław Ulam, pianists Fryderyk Chopin and Arthur Rubinstein, stage actress Helena Modjeska, novelist Joseph Conrad, military leaders Tadeusz Kościuszko and Casimir Pulaski, U. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, filmmakers Samuel Goldwyn and the Warner Brothers, cartoonist Max Fleischer, and cosmeticians Helena Rubinstein and Max Factor.
The population of Poles in Poland is estimated at 37,394,000 out of an overall population of 38,538,000 (based on the 2011 census).Anyone who has any information is asked to please contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing 195 of 05/11/17. For the population of Poland, see Demographics of Poland.The victim is fighting for his life in hospital and has bleeding and swelling on the brain more than two days on from the Sunday morning attack at busy central London Underground station Oxford Circus.He was one of two men who were attacked by a group of between eight to 12 people on the southbound Bakerloo line platform at around 11.15am on Sunday. Officers have now released pictures of 10 people they are hoping to trace who they hope could help with their investigation.