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The article analyzes the issue of the rule of law crisis in Poland and Hungary. Acomprehensive analysis of history and societies identify the causes of the crisis. It involves ageneral presentation of the rule of law theory. The article tries to show that the prevailing thought in Poland and Hungary is different to that of western European values. This difficulty makes the rule of law in the country impossible. The Western European legal system solution combined with Eastern European values and the legacy of history does not work properly, because the whole theory has not been implemented. Its practical implementation with local values has in fact not led to the rule of law.