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The New Eastern Europe. Poland and the Baltic Republics Pp. 202-205 Hungarians, Czechs, and Slovaks Pp. 206-209. Poland. One of largest countries in Europe On huge Northern European Plain Bogs – low swampy areas Carpathian Mountains in south. Poland’s Economy.

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The new eastern europe

The New Eastern Europe

Poland and the Baltic Republics

Pp. 202-205

Hungarians, Czechs, and Slovaks

Pp. 206-209


Poland

Poland

  • One of largest countries in Europe

  • On huge Northern European Plain

  • Bogs – low swampy areas

  • Carpathian Mountains in south


Poland s economy

Poland’s Economy

  • Communist state – government had strong control over the economy and society

  • Thousands of small farms

  • Grow most potatoes and rye than any other country in Europe


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Poland’s Economy

  • Mining and manufacturing

  • Petroleum and natural gas

  • Factories and shipping

  • Acid rain – rain containing chemicals that pollute water, air and land


Struggle for freedom

Struggle for Freedom

  • Founded in 900 AD

  • Powerful kingdom in Middle Ages

  • 1947 – communism

  • 1989 – democracy

  • 2004 – joined European Union

  • 2/3 live in cities

  • Most are Roman Catholic


Baltic republics

Baltic Republics

  • Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • On Baltic Sea

  • Large Russian minority populations

  • Poor, swampy areas

  • Dairy farming, fishing, shipbuilding


Chapter 7 section 2

CHAPTER 7 SECTION 2


Hungary land of the magyars

Hungary - Land of the Magyars

  • Landlocked – does not border sea or ocean

  • Danube River provides trade and transportation

  • Hungarian Plain good for farming and grazing

  • Rolling hills, forests, lakes, and Carpathian Mountains here.


Hungarian economy

Hungarian Economy

  • Farmers grow sugar beets, corn, wheat, and grapes

  • Manufacturing, financial services, and tourism

  • Depends on Danube River for trade


Hungarians people culture

Hungarians: People/Culture

  • Magyars came about 1,000 years ago; skilled horseriders

  • Nomads – people who move from place to place, often with herds of animals

  • Ottoman Turks and Austria ruled it

  • 2/3 are Roman Catholic


Hungary government

HUNGARY: Government

  • Capital = Budapest

  • Known as the “Paris of Eastern Europe”


Czech republic land climate

Czech Republic: Land/Climate

  • Known for beautiful buildings and great writers

  • Large fertile plains and factories


Czech republic

Czech Republic

People/Culture

Economy/Government

Capital = PRAGUE

Manufacturing

First president was a playwright

Formerly Czechoslovakia (split in 1993)

  • 2/3 live in cities

  • Highest Standard of Living

  • Great play writers and literature


Slovakia

Slovakia

  • LAND: Carpathian Mountains in north are rich in iron ore, lead, zinc, and copper

  • ECONOMY: Heavy industry & Popular vacation spot


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Slovakia

  • GOVERNMENT: Privatize– factory ownership shifts from government to individual

  • Outdated technology and pollution

  • PEOPLE:MostlyRoman Catholic

  • 60% live in cities


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