Here is a brief overview of conflicts and dates that have involved Poland and her people.
It's really quite staggering. List courtesy of the the PolandBorderSurnames mailing list.
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1941-45 World War II on the Russian Front
1939-41 World War II in the Balkans
1919-20 Russo-Polish War
1918-20 Lithuanian War of Independence
1915-18 World War I in the Balkans
1913 Second Balkan War
1912-13 First Balkan War
1863-64 Polish Rebellion
1830-31 Polish Rebellion
1803-1815 Napoleonic Wars
1794 Polish Rebellion
1768-73 Polish Civil War
1733-38 War of the Polish Succession
1715-17 Polish Rebellion
1683-99 Polish-Turkish War
1671-77 Polish-Turkish War
1665-67 Lubomirski's Rebellion
1658-67 Russo-Polish War
1654-56 Russo-Polish War
1632-34 Russo-Polish War
1617-29 Second Polish-Swedish War for Livonia
1614-21 Polish-Turkish War
1609-18 Russo-Polish War
1606-07 Polish Rebellion
1600-1611 First Polish-Swedish War for Livonia
1573-74 Polish Civil War
1534-37 Russo-Polish War
1512-21 Russo-Polish War
1506-08 Russo-Polish War
1499-1503 Russo-Polish War
1484-1504 Polish-Turkish War
1454-66 Thirteen Years' War (Teutonic Knights' War with Poland)
1438-39 Polish-Bohemian War
1410-11 Teutonic Knights' War with Poland and Lithuania
1382-84 Polish Civil War
1309-43 Teutonic Knights' War with Poland
1305-12 Polish-Bohemian War
1019-25 Russo-Polish War