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Before World War II (1939–45), over 30 percent of the people living within the boundaries of Poland were non-Poles. As a result of World War II, and of the boundary changes and population transfers that followed, only about 2 percent of Poland's population today is non-Polish. Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Belarusans, Germans, and Slovaks are the most numerous minorities.

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