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conquered by USSR
all
independence in 1991
all
lingering influences= architecture, russian language, high unemployment, pollution
all
Baltic States?
estonia, latvia, lithuania
culturally tied to E. europe
baltic states
humid continental climate
baltic states
decreasing population
baltix states
cultural landscape looks medieval and tourism is a major industry
baltic states
majority christian
baltic states
all admited into NATo and EU (2004)
baltic states
democracies, parliamentary republics, market exonomise-successful transition
baltic states
still struggling to recover from communist legacy
ukraine
7 million peasants died in Stalin's mad-made famine
ukraine
chernobyl accident, then shut down 14 yrs later in 2000
ukraine
had several conflicts w/Russia over Russia's political linterference, border disputes, and gas supply&prices
ukraine
what was the orange revolution and which country?
ukraine...public protest (Democracy movement) to the 2004 presidential which was seen as corrupt. resulted in a new election
2004 election turmoil in Ukraine involved who?
Vikto Yanukovych and Yushchenko (eventually winner after he claims he was poisoned by russian affiliates)
Aug 2006, what is Yushchenko forced to do after a defeat in parliament elections?
name yanukovych prime minister
Transcaucasia countrys?
georgia, armenia, azerbaijan and chechnya
gateway between europe and asia
transcaucasia
mainly mountainous but some arable land
transcaucasia
climates vary greatly
transcaucasia
all are democratic republics
transcaucasia
multicultural (50+ ethnic groups)
transcaucasia
great economic potential (oil and natural gas)
transcaucasia
Armenia and Georgia are what religion
christian
azerbaijan is what religion
muslim
since 1991, Transcaucasia has seen..
ethnic conflicts
politically, unstable, terrorism, earthquakes
transcaucasia
which transcaucasian countries are landlocked?
armenia and azerbaijan
russian republic demanding independence
chechnya
fought russia in wars and with terrorism
chechnya
russia has been criticized for using excessive force on this country
checknya
THEIR oil supplies are valuable to russi
chechnya
has been called "putin's vietnam"
chechna
what are central asia countries?
kazakhstan, kyrgyzstan, tajikistan, turkmenistan, uzbekistan
similar to SW asia- rugged mts, deserts, and grasslands
central asia
islam majority
central asia
muslim majority
central asia
oil and natural gas
central asia
multicultural-border divided by soviets to cause ethnic conflict
central asia
nomads
central asia
challenges that include: political instability, civil war in Tajikistan, aral sea shrinking, pollution
central asia
What gov't does Uzbekistan have?
authoritarian govt.
what has the slow transition to market economy led to?
high unemployment
what does Niyazov call himself? and what does it mean?
turkmenbashi (father of all turkmen)
he was "elected" as head of Turkmenistan in 1991
Niyazov
Was voted unanimously to allow him to serve for life
niyazov
december 6
turmenbashi dies from heart failure
location of 1st USSR nuclear test and the Baikonur cosmodrom
kazakhstan
ethnically diverse and little ethnic problems
kazakhstan
much foreign investment and oil development has brought rapid economic growth
kazakhstan
still face aconomic and environmental challenges
kazakhstan