It is estimated that over half a million Polish people have come to work in the United Kingdom from Poland.Since 2011, Poles have been able to work freely throughout the EU and not just in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden where they have had full working rights since Poland's EU accession in 2004.The majority of Polish Canadians have arrived in Canada since World War II.The number of Polish immigrants increased between 19, and again after the end of Communism in Poland in 1989.According to this view, the Lusatian Culture which archaeologists have identified between the Oder and the Vistula in the early Iron Age, is said to be Slavonic; all non-Slavonic tribes and peoples recorded in the area at various points in ancient times are dismissed as "migrants" and "visitors".
Owing to this central location, the Poles came very early into contact with both civilizations – eastern and western, and as a result developed economically, culturally, and politically.
960 CE, when the Polans – an influential tribe in the Greater Poland region, now home to such cities as Giecz, Gniezno, and Poznań – united various Lechitic tribes under what became the Piast dynasty, thus creating the Polish state.
The subsequent Christianization of Poland, in 966 CE, marked Poland's advent to the community of Western Christendom.
In Brazil the majority of Polish immigrants settled in Paraná State.
Smaller, but significant numbers settled in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Espírito Santo and São Paulo (state).