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Lech Walesa

(b. 1943)
Trained as an electrician, Lech Walesa assumed leadership of the independent trade union Solidarity and played a key role in leading Poland out of Soviet domination. Walesa won the presidency in 1990 and held it until 1995.


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    • Poland's Solidarity [7:32]
      (Episode 2, Chapter 9)
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