Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 360 kilometers (224 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains.
Warsaw had been a Russian city until the German Army captured it during the Great War. It was then established as the capital of the newly liberated Kingdom of Poland in 1916.
During the Second Great War, the capital came under direct attack as the Russian Army advanced on the city in 1942, but they were defeated by a German counter attack and forced to retreat.
Warsaw didn't see much action until after the Soviet's declared war on Poland. In the wake of the Polish Air Force's successful raid on the Russian cities of Minsk, and Zhytomyr, the Soviet Air Force bombed the Polish capital in retaliation.
Warsaw was occupied by the Germans at the beginning of World War II. A rebellion of Poles and Jews helped the Race drive the Germans out in the summer of 1942.
Warsaw remained under the Race
's control after the Peace of Cairo
and was the administrative center of their Polish colony until the city was destroyed by a German atomic bomb
during the invasion of Poland, the event that started the disasterous Race-German War of 1965