Poles are probably the third greatest civ in human civilization, right after the Chicomms . . I mean, Chinese Warlords . . . I mean the Mandarin Emperors . . . no, non, nein, nyet! I mean . . . the Opium Warlords . . .
But yeah, did you see that gigantic wall? That was to keep out the GREATEST civ in the history of human civ: See Anthropoid's Sig for details
The Hungarians might justifiably vie for second place though . . . they figured out how to use paprika to good effect and the world has never really been the same.