Independent paramilitary groups have a long tradition in Poland. Since Russia moved into Ukraine, these groups have seen membership triple to about 80,000. By comparison, the Polish Armed Forces are 120,000 soldiers strong.
VICE Germany visited their neighbor to find out more about these independent militias. Polish paramilitary groups have training and patriotism on par with the Polish army. We accompany trainers, weekend warriors and the so-called uniform students to see how Poland is prepared to defend itself from invasion.
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