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I took out the Polish name since it doesn't make anyy sence at all to mention it. Stralsund never had any connections with Poland.
To answer your question, Strzalowo was a Pomeranian city that had belonged to the Kingdom of Poland before 1199, by all means the Danish monks were NOT the first ones to have settled in this area, I'm not certain anyone in Germany believes that Stralsund was only settled in 1199 or that it is originally a non-Slavic town, most people in Stralsund are aware that the city had a clear Slavic Pomeranian history. This German propaganda is way beyond belief, see the article: Dukes of Pomerania for more. Moreover, there is a clear tendency to exagerate the fact that Pomerania was never related to the Kindgom of Poland and was fully autonomous, oh well, yet another German propaganda. The town was germanized and lost its pomeranian feel around 1295, the same goes to Wołogoszcz ( Wolgast), Dymin ( Demmin ) and Bardo ( Barth ). As you know Pomerania was a part of Poland therefore these territories had technically belonged to Poland at one point. I am not saying that Polish name has to be included but there is a clear feeling among some Poles that the some of the Vorpommern territory incl. Gryfia, Wołogoszcz, Strzalowo ( Stralsund ) should have been given to Poland in 1945 as well. Germans can try to revert history but these territories have a clear Pomeranian past and therefore are very dear to some Poles. VicFromTheBlock
As biased as my german perspective may be: IMHO giving "some of the Vorpommern territory [..] to Poland in 1945" would have come much closer to "reverting history" than claiming Stralsund never had any connections with Poland. Barlotto
I am sorry VicFromTheBlock, but I havent found any reliable source containing the information you say about Stralsund and its connection to Poland. Can you be more specific pointing out your sources? As far as I know, Stralsund had strictly Nordic and German roots, no Polish root at all. Please understand that I am talking about the city foundation process, so from 1234 on. MeyerNet 126.96.36.199 18:31, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes of course Stralsund has Slavic roots. Just like many parts of the Northern East of Germany. Slavic people had settled there. Later Germans came there, too. That's why this area belongs to Germany today. That's history. But the slavic roots do in no way mean that today's area called Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania has ever belonged to Poland. Slavic settlers do not mean Poland!
I have changed the layout of the page because there was a huge blank space between the right menu and the text. Also changed the size of the second menu which was too big. It seems better now. Any comment would be appreciate! 188.8.131.52 12:01, 24 August 2007 (UTC) MeyerNet