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Definition of the noun walesa

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noun

  1. Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
    • example: Speaking with reporters in Montreal, Canada, Walesa says the change of leadership in East Germany came about because the old guard leaders missed the train of history.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Walesa: Lech Walesa
    • instance of: labor leader = a leader of a labor movement; national leader / solon / statesman = a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Film

"Walesa" a.k.a. "Walesa: Man of Hope": Walesa: A Man of Hope is a 2013 biographical drama film directed by Andrzej Wajda.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Walesa

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Google previewPoland, Solidarity, Walesa (2013)

by Michael R. Dobbs, K. S. Karol, Dessa Trevisan

Lech Walesa is the leader of an independent labor organization - Solidarity. The book begins with the background of crisis in Poland. The peaceful revolution is then described.

Google previewMyself with Others (1990)

Selected Essays by Carlos Fuentes

Lech Walesa is a man who started out at daybreak, at the hour when the history of Poland demanded that the people of Poland act to solve the problems that a repressive government and a hollow party no longer knew how to solve.

Google previewThe Roots of Solidarity (2014)

A Political Sociology of Poland's Working-Class Democratization by Roman Laba

Second, Walesa is a trickster.

Google previewMike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984-1997 (2014)

by Mike Royko

After all, Walesa is a genuine hero, and Chicago has the largest number of Poles of any city except Warsaw. And Milwaukee Avenue has always been the most Polish of all Chicago streets. Some call it Polish Broadway. You can also make a ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: S-Z (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

Led by Lech Walesa, it pressed ever-greater demands until the Soviet Union threatened intervention, as it previously carried out in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. The Polish Army, under Jaruzelski, then stepped in to impose martial law, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics (2005)

by Rodney P. Carlisle

Walesa, now president of Solidarity, was arrested as well. An 18-month-long struggle between the communist authorities (who had to report to Moscow, Soviet Union) and the independent labor union appeared to come to an end. In April 1982 ...

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Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Director Andrzej Wajda attends 'Walesa. Man of Hope' Photocall during The 70th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo Del Casino on September 5, 2013 in Venice, Italy More...

Quotes about Walesa

I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society. (Lech Walesa)
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Scrabble value of W4A1L1E1S1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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