What significant event took place in Poland 1981?
The solidarity movement organized a strike in Poland in 1981. This was in response to the government not paying attention to the movement.
The Solidarity movement had accumulated broad support for ending the totalitarianism of Soviet-influenced in Poland. The Polish government at the time decided to keep in good favor with Moscow and use force to end the protests and public resistance. A general strike was organized in this year by Solidarity. There is a link below.