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History Test Chapter 13

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Poland lies on the huge?
north european plain
What three major river flow through?
Vistula,oder and warta river
What is the capital of Poland?
Warsaw
What is one of Poland's most important industries?
coal mining
What languages do Estonians speak?
Russian and Estonian
What is the capital of Latvia?
Riga
What percentage of Lithuania's people are ethnic Lithuanians?
more than 80%
What year was the end of communist rule for Eastern Europe?
1989
What river is important to Hungary, and why?
Danube river because it helps them trade and for travel
What country ruled Czechoslovakia from the early 1500s until 1918?
Austria
What mineral resources does Slovakia have?
iron ore, zinc, copper and lead
To ehat other languages is Romanian related?
french,italian and spanish
What alphabet is used in many Slavic languages?
Cyrillic alphabet
How many people died in the Nuclear Power Plant?
5,000
What is the largest city in this region?
Kiev
With what nation does Belarus have clost ties?
Russia
What happened to most of Poland's forests?
most of the trees were cut down to create farm land
Why is Gdansk important?
because it is an important shipbuilding center
What is Poland's language and major religion?
polish and Roman Catholic
What resources enable Estonia to meet most of its own energy needs?
oil shale and peat
What is the difference between the religion of Lithuania and that of the other Baltic Republics?
because they are mostly roman catholic and the others are lutheran
To what ethnic group do most Hungarians belong?
Magyars
Why has Slovakia had difficulty in moving to a free market economy?
because leaders set out to privatize business
How do years of Communist control still affect the Czech Republic and Slovakia today?
because they decided to split into the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovakia
What is the capital of Romania?
Barcharest
Which of the former Yugoslav republic is the most prosperous?
Slovenia
What type of government does Belarus have?
Communist
Why is the culture of Moldova similar to that of Romania?
because it was ounce a part of Romania