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World Geography Chapter 6

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What is the Hill of Crosses?
a place where Roman Catholics placed crosses apposing athiestic government
Klaipeda
the major warm water portion of the Baltic Ocean
What is Cyrillic?
a language like Russian
Which country is the farthest north in the Baltic states?
Estonia
What is the dominant Mts. system in Western Europe?
Carpathian Mts.
Carpathian Mts.
picks up on east side of the Danube R.. divides N and S plains
Tatra Mts.
highest subrange, rises in the far north along the border of Poland and Slovakia
What 3 landlocked countries share parts of the Carpathian Mts. ranges?
Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary
Velvet Revolution
over through communist party in Czechoslavakia in 1989, was os swift and peaceful into Czech R. and Slovakia called Velvet Divorce
Velvet Divorce
(1993) differences caused the 2 parts of the nation to split peacefully into the nations of the Czech R.
Mass Privatization
leaders handed out vouchers to private citizens in an expirament, to get property back
Bohemia
the western half of the Czech R.
City of 100 Spires
Prague
Sudentenland
a valuable mountain region. German inhabited. 1939 Hitler invaded
Litttla Alfold
extends into the northwest corner of Hungary. Many crops are grown on this little plain
Balkan Peninsula
a Mts. region that juts down from Europe into the eastern end of the Medditeranean
Balkanization
the tendency of such diverse territories to break up into small hostile regions
Gypsies
one of the largest ethnic minorities in Europe
Triglav
the highest peak in Slovenia
Karst
exotic limestone landscape
Bosniaks
the followers of Islam. Half the population of Serbs and Croats
Dayton Peace Accord
an accord to try and stop the fighting between the Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians
Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and of Yugoslavia 1997 to 2000. A key figure in the ethnic conflicts in the Balkans in the 1900's.
Montenegro
a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea
Enver Hotha
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Kosovo
large south province. gained independence in 1992
Bulgars
settled Bulgaria
Mt. Musala
highest peak in Balkans
Iron Gate
a break in the Carpathian Mts.
Wallachia
the plain below the Iron Gate
Canal of Death
100,00 men died building it
Moldovan
the hilly country between Romania and the Ukraine
What is the largest country completely inside the continent of Europe?
Ukraine
"Orange Revolution"
the countries trying to get away from a communist government
Kyiv
most populated city in the Ukraine
Odessa
3rd largest in the Ukraine
Chernobyl
largest nuclear reaction in Russia
Russian Riviera
when the wealthy Russians went on a vacation
"White Russia"
Belarus
Minsk
Capital of Belarus
Potash
material used for fertalizer
Auschwitz
concentration camp that killed over 2.5 million people
Concentration Camp
work labor camps
Extermination Camp
camps where people were taken to be slaughtered