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Geography is about “place”

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  1. GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIAAND EASTERN EUROPEGeography 308Professor Zoltán GrossmanOffice: Phillips 258Hours: 10:00-10:50 MWFPhone: 836-4471E-mail: grossmzc@uwec.eduWeb: www.uwec.edu/grossmzc

  2. Geography is about “place” Physical (natural) Human Economic Cultural/ethnic Population Political Urban/rural Nature-human interaction Environmental Regional

  3. Changes in Europe, 1990-93

  4. Geographical implications • End of Cold War stand-off • Transition from State Socialism to Capitalism • Some states break up along ethnic lines • Decolonization of Russian Empire after four centuries

  5. Northeastern Europe • Poland • Ex-GDR (East Germany) • Czech Republic • Slovakia • Hungary Baltic States: • Estonia • Latvia • Lithuania

  6. Southeastern Europe (“Balkans”) • Romania • Bulgaria • Albania Former Yugoslavia: • Slovenia • Croatia • Bosnia & Hercegovina • Macedonia • Serbia & Montenegro (Yugoslavia until 2003; includes Kosovo)

  7. MONGOLIA Russian/Soviet “Heartland” • Ukraine • Belarus • Moldova • Mongolia European Russia • Southern Russia Including Chechnya • Eastern Russia (Siberia)

  8. Caucasus and Central Asia Transcaucasia: • Georgia • Armenia • Azerbaijan Central Asia: • Kazakstan • Kyrgyzstan • Uzbekistan • Turkmenistan • Tajikistan

  9. My Homies: The Magyars (Hungarians)

  10. Zoltán “Zoltan Hound of Dracula” Zoltarin “Big” Zoltan, ImperialCommander of the Space Nerds

  11. Hungarian for “Sultan”(from the Ottoman Turkishoccupation of Hungary, 1526-1686) (Hungarians have lost every war since then.)

  12. Poltar, Slovakia Kondorfa, Hungary

  13. Mom’s Hungarian Relies