Intro to World Geography - Week 8
Intro to World Geography - Week 8 GR 1123
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Date Created: 10/09/16
Intro to World Geography Week 8 - October 3 - 7, 2016 Russia - 4 main regions Physical Russian Geography - Russian Plain - West of the Ural Mountains; Moscow (core of Russia) - Ural Mountains (2000 miles long ) - low relief mountain chain separating East/West Russia - Western Siberia (constant elevation) - ﬂat plains and forests - Central Siberia - moderate mountains; very cold (Arctic circle) - Eastern Highlands (mostly the Yakutsk Basin) - one of the most remote places on earth -acts about Russia Continentality has a huge impact on Russia’a climate - similar to the upper and Mid-west and Canada - economy is rising - it depends heavily on oil - becoming increasingly more “modern” and “western” - Russia encompasses 9 time zones - Wake up in Siberia and Go to bed in Moscow - Largest country by area in the world - candy is #2 in territory - bigger than Pluto - approximately 9 million more Women than Men - lots of coastline… frozen coastline - available coastline is controlled by other countries (Turkey, Ukraine, Western Europe) - 77% of Russia = Siberia The Soviet Union - USSR (CCCP) - Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics - Formed in 1917 after the Bolshevik Revolution - most citizens were very poor, unhappy with autocratic Tsar system - industrial revolution was occurring in Europe = caused a major desire to participate - Monarchy in Russia was overthrown - Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed - oder was given by Lenin himself Communism in the USSR - a federation of power - split of power with no one true ruler (technically…) - Russiﬁcation: the idea of replacing ethnic - areas with Russians; ethnic groups moved east - command economy : a system were the government assigns sectors of production to particular areas with disregard to economic principles - e.g., Lativia was assigned to make railroad equipment even though the raw materials and cheaper labor were in Volgograd (1250 miles away) - disregards efﬁciency - communism: socioeconomic system structured upon common ownership of the means of production - ideally characterized by the absence of social classes, money, and the state - theoretical construct… doesn’t translate to reality Spread of Soviet Inﬂuence - After WWII, communism spread into Eastern Europe - Albania, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and East Germany (1945) - initiated by soviet government - Warsaw pact - Spread to china and Korea in 1950’s (Korean War) - Cuba in 1959 with Fidel Castro - Cuban Missile Crisis - occurred during the cold war - SE Asia in 1954 (Vietnam war) and Africa in the 1970’s - created tension with the US and Europe - cold war: video
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