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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
poland s economy1
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
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
slovakia1
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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