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Why is Eastern Europe considered a shatter belt?

The size shape and number of the countries are changing constantly.

2

What are Poland's 2 most important rivers?

The Vistula and Oder rivers.

3

What two regions of Poland lie in the hills along the southern mountains?

Silesia and Galicia.

4

The Baltic states are?

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

5

Which Baltic State is strongly Roman Catholic?

Lithuania.

6

What are two largest islands of Estonia?

Saaremaa and Hiiumaa.

7

What mountain system extends from the Alps across
Eastern Europe?

Carpathian Mountains

8

What people group settled the Czech Republic and Slovakia?

The Czechs and Slovaks

9

How is the Czech Republic and Slovakia similar?

Both people groups come from the western Slavs

10

How are the Czech Republic and Slovakia different?

They differed over the nature and pace of economic reforms

11

Important plain that covers Hungary and eastern Europe

The Great Hungarian Plain

12

How is Hungary different from all its neighbors?

They are descendants of Magyar tribes and they speak a Uralic language

13


Mountain range that rus along the Adriatic coast in the Balkans

Dinaric Alps

14

Why is Slovenia the most prosperous country in Eastern Europe?

It has a free market economy

15

Country with the only Muslim majority in Europe?

Bosnia

16

How does the Un refer to Macedonia?

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Maceidonia

17

How is Romania unique among the Eastern Balkans?

Their language is the only one in Eastern Europe that developed from Latin

18

What has hindered Romania's economy and development since it's independence in 1989?

The effects of poor communist stewardship

19

To what country does Moldova have the closest cultural ties?

Romania

20

Why is central Ukraine so valuable?

It is their agricultural region

21

What disputed region is in the Ukraine?

Crimea

22

What is happening in the Ukraine right now?

Ukraine is having a dispute over Crimea with Russia

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shatter belt

A region that the counties are constantly changing in size and shape

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Soviet bloc

Russia made Eastern European puppet rulers

25

Cyrillic

A modified Greek alphabet used for Slavic languages such as Russian

26

mass privatization

The Czech Republic handed out vouchers to private citizens to get property back into the hands of the people

27

Balkanization

To break up into small hostile nations

28

karst

An area of water carved limestone formations

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Bosniaks

Followers of Islam

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"near abroad"

CIS republics

31

Lech Walesa

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

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Dayton Peace Accords

In 1995 US president Bill Clinton invited the warring leaders of the Serbs Bosniaks and Croats to write a peace agreement

33

What 2 Christian religions are most common in Eastern Europe?

Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

34

Orange Revolution

It was in Ukraine and the citizens wanted freedom

35

Solidarity

The hard working shipbuilders of Gdansk formed the first trade union in the iron curtain

36

Chernobyl

In Ukraine a nuclear power plant blue up and spread radiation over Europe

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Velvet Divorce

The Czech Republic and Slovakia split in 1993