Flashcards in Chapter 6 Section Quizzes and Chapter Review Deck (37):
Why is Eastern Europe considered a shatter belt?
The size shape and number of the countries are changing constantly.
What are Poland's 2 most important rivers?
The Vistula and Oder rivers.
What two regions of Poland lie in the hills along the southern mountains?
Silesia and Galicia.
The Baltic states are?
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Which Baltic State is strongly Roman Catholic?
What are two largest islands of Estonia?
Saaremaa and Hiiumaa.
What mountain system extends from the Alps across
What people group settled the Czech Republic and Slovakia?
The Czechs and Slovaks
How is the Czech Republic and Slovakia similar?
Both people groups come from the western Slavs
How are the Czech Republic and Slovakia different?
They differed over the nature and pace of economic reforms
Important plain that covers Hungary and eastern Europe
The Great Hungarian Plain
How is Hungary different from all its neighbors?
They are descendants of Magyar tribes and they speak a Uralic language
Mountain range that rus along the Adriatic coast in the Balkans
Why is Slovenia the most prosperous country in Eastern Europe?
It has a free market economy
Country with the only Muslim majority in Europe?
How does the Un refer to Macedonia?
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Maceidonia
How is Romania unique among the Eastern Balkans?
Their language is the only one in Eastern Europe that developed from Latin
What has hindered Romania's economy and development since it's independence in 1989?
The effects of poor communist stewardship
To what country does Moldova have the closest cultural ties?
Why is central Ukraine so valuable?
It is their agricultural region
What disputed region is in the Ukraine?
What is happening in the Ukraine right now?
Ukraine is having a dispute over Crimea with Russia
A region that the counties are constantly changing in size and shape
Russia made Eastern European puppet rulers
A modified Greek alphabet used for Slavic languages such as Russian
The Czech Republic handed out vouchers to private citizens to get property back into the hands of the people
To break up into small hostile nations
An area of water carved limestone formations
Followers of Islam
Lech Walesa the head of the Solidarity the first trade union in the iron curtain demanded changes that helped to bring about the end of communism in Eastern Europe
Dayton Peace Accords
In 1995 US president Bill Clinton invited the warring leaders of the Serbs Bosniaks and Croats to write a peace agreement
What 2 Christian religions are most common in Eastern Europe?
Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy
It was in Ukraine and the citizens wanted freedom
The hard working shipbuilders of Gdansk formed the first trade union in the iron curtain
In Ukraine a nuclear power plant blue up and spread radiation over Europe