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Gurule Keyterms Ch 15-17

Keyterms for chapters 15,16,17
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chernozem
black top soil
Ural Mountains
The mountain ranges that seperate the northern europe and west siberian plains and used as the dividing line between asia and europe
Eurasia
the combined continent of Europe and Asia
Transcaucasia
a region that consists of the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia; located between the Caucasus Mountains and the borders of Turkey and Iran.
Central Asia
A region that includes the republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ubekistan
Siberia
A region of Central and Eastern Russia, stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, known for its mineral resources and for being a place of political exile
continentality
a region's distance from the moderating influence of the sea
taiga
a nearly continuous belt of evergreen coniferous forests of across the Northern Hemisphere, in North America and Eurasia
runoff
water from rainfall that is not absorbed into the soil and instead flows into streams or lakes, which can carry psticides and fertilizers from fields into rivers endangering the food chain
Trans-Siberian Railroad
A railroad that would eventually link Moscow to the Pacific Port of Vladivostok, it was built between 1891 and 1903
Baltics Republic
The countries of Lativa, Lithana, and Estonia, located on the eastern coast of the baltic sea
czar
a Russian emperor
Russian Revolution
The revolt of 1917, in which the Russian Communist Party, led by V. I. Lenin took control if the government from the czars
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Created by Lenin in 1922. and dissolved in 1991
Cold War
the conflict between the US and Soviet Union after WWII called "cold" because it never escaleted into open warfare
command economy
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
collective farm
an enormous farm in the Soviet union on which a large team of laborers were gathered to work together during Joseph Stalin's reign
Red Army
name of Soviet Unions military
supra
Georgian(Russian) term for dinner party, with many dishes, courses, toasts, and short speeches
Silk Road
the 4000 mild route between China and the Mediterrandea Sean named for the costly silk acquired in China
Great Game
a struggle between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for control of Central Asia in the 19th Century
Nomad
a person with no permanent home
yurt
a tent of Central Asia's nomads
caucasus
a region that straddles the caucasas mountains and stretches between the Black and Caspian Seas
Chechnya
one of the republics that remains a part of Russsia after the collapse of the Soviet Union despite independence movements and violent upheavel
Nagorno-Karabakh
the mountainous area of Azerbaijan, fought over by Armenia and Azerbaijan
privatization
the selling of goverment owned buisness to private citizens
distance decay
a term referring to the concept that increasing distances between places tend to reduce interactions among them