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Title: EASTERN EUROPE


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EASTERN EUROPE
  • POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, BALTICS,
    EASTERN BALKINS

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Europes Mountains
  • Alps found in Switzerland, Germany, Northern
    Italy, Western Austria and Eastern France-large,
    new mountains
  • Pyrenees border between France and Spain
  • Dinaric found along Dalmatian coast (along
    Adriatic Sea)
  • Carpathians Flow through Eastern Europe

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European Mountains
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The European Plain
  • Lowland that stretches from the Atlantic Coast of
    France to into Russia
  • Most of Europes agriculture takes place along
    this area

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Europes Rivers
  • Have long been used for trade and travel
  • Provide the historical backbone of the European
    economy
  • Still important means for trade

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North Atlantic Drift
  • Weather pattern that keeps much of Northern
    Europe far more mild than latitudinal placement
    should allow
  • Warm air moves up from mid-Atlantic and pushes
    into England and then across the European Plain

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Basics
  • RACE
  • MANY DIFFERENT RACES
  • SLAVIC, MAGYARS, SERBS, CROATS, GERMANS, ETC
  • RELIGION
  • CATHOLIC POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC,
  • MUSLIM BALKANS
  • GREEK ORTHODOX BALKINS, EASTERN BALKANS
  • PROTESTANT CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA
  • LANGUAGE
  • GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, POLISH, RUSSIAN, TRIBAL

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History
  • AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE
  • HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
  • SOME AUTONOMOUS CONTROL
  • WWI
  • WWII
  • SOVIET UNION AND EASTERN BLOC
  • FALL OF SOVIET UNION

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PICTURES OF EASTERN EUROPE
BOSNIA
CZECH REPUBLIC
BUDAPEST
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Poland and Romania
  • Poland
  • Has long separated two stronger powers of Russia
    and Prussia/Germany
  • Recreated after WWI but after conquered in 1939
    by Germany and Russia
  • 1945 created again but under domination of USSR
  • Protest against USSR from satellite states
    started in 1980s in Poland
  • Romania
  • Historically has not independent
  • Conquered primarily by Russians, Austro-Hungarian
    and Holy Roman Empires
  • Does have unique Romanian language and culture
  • Today poverty levels are high, low standards of
    living are the norm

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Modern Problems across Eastern Europe
  • RACE
  • FALL OF SOVIET UNION
  • FORMER CZECHOSLOVAKIA
  • LOW STANDARD OF LIVING AND HEALTH CARE
  • RELIGIOUS ISSUES
  • FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
  • EMIGRATION
  • EUROPEAN UNION

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The Former Yugoslavia
  • Genocide that took place in 1980s and 1990s
  • Yugoslavia created after WWI and forced to become
    communist.
  • Different ethnic groups cant get along Croats,
    Slovenes, Macedonians, Serbs and Montenegrins
  • Also religious differences with Catholicism,
    Orthodoxy and Islam
  • When Soviet Union fell ethnic groups in Europe
    began demanding independence
  • Serbs had long seen the Balkan peninsula as
    their territory
  • Serbian troops (lead by Slobodan Milosevic)
    massacred Bosnian Muslims.
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