Poland lost the title of King and therefore status of the kingdom 3 times in its history. Firstly, after becoming kingdom in 1025, it lost the title in 1031, following losing the German-Polish War, with Holly Roman Empiror declaring Polish king an imposter attacking fellow Christian lands (Saxony). The king of dethronized and replaced with his brother who took title of the duke. Secondly, after becoming a Kingdom again in 1076, with coronation of Bolesław III the Generous. It lost the title in 1079 after the king was murdered, with his successors having again the title of duke. And finally, it briefly regained title of the kingdom in 1295 with Przemysl II coronating himself as the king of Poland, though he in fact ruled only the Part of Polish duchies at the time (Greater Poland and Pomerelia). He was murdered just a year later in 1296, with again country going back to using the title of duke intil 1300 when finally Wenceslaus II got coronated as a king in 1300 with title being continously used until the partitions of Poland in 1795.
I thought before the Dawn of Dukes announcement that duchies were mostly at France or Italy. I must recognize the good choice of Forgotten Empires team and Tantalus (?) for giving us a chance and content to do some proper research about history subjects. I never ever heard about Cumans before the last khans and people of the steppes are one of my favorites now.
Ohhh 10 years ago I remember when some modders were designing the Genoese Crossbowman and talking about 5 new civs in fan game mod. Look how our boy got stronger now. It’s amazing to see my favorite game genre resurrecting again.