After months of unrest, Poland was one of five Warsaw Pact countries to participate in the invasion of Czechoslovakia; they were joined by the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, East Germany, and Hungary. All of the involved parties suffered loses, including 10 Polish deaths. However, Czechoslovakia had 137 civilian deaths, greater than the combined death toll of all the invading countries. At least another 500 people were seriously wounded or injured. The Warsaw Pact Invasion was considered successful and increased the authority of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia.
Martial law lifted.
Poland joins NATO.
Polish and Jewish (from Poland): from a Polish pet or patronymic form of Abram ( see Abraham ).