Poland is an eccentric, selfish, and childish yet cheerful country known for his Nagoya-based valley girl accent. Poland was originally supposed to be female, and Hungary a crossdressing male, but Himaruya switched the two. He is also known for his friendship with Lithuania which represents the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, until Russia, Prussia, and Austria beat them up and divided them in 1795. Poland calls Lithuania Liet, (short for Lietuva, the Lithuanian word for Lithuania). He calls himself a phoenix, which shows how Poland kept rising and rising after being beat down.