Central and Eastern Europe

Alonna Medina

Czech Republic

- 10 million people and the size of South Carolina

- They were Communist

- Now they have a democrat parliament: had a revolution without bloodshed

- Peacefully separated from Slovakia

- Bohemia has many mines and industries

- Moravia old coal ad steel industries

- Ending air and water population are some challenges they had to face

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Slovakia

- Peacefully divided in 1993

- More than 5 million lived there

- They grew fruits, vegetables, and grains, they were traditionally an agricultural region

- There economy was struggling

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Hungary

- The Magyars

- They went from communism to not communism

- About the size of of the state of Indiana

- "breadbasket"

- Economy

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Romania

- Nearly 23 million people live in Romania

- Nicolae Ceausescu was a leader, lead them to economic chaos

- They can only watch 2 hours of t.v a night

- Spent $150 million

- The multiplier effect is the effect an investment has in multiplying related jobs throughout an economy

- Economy disaster

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Bulgaria

- "Garden of eastern Europe"

- Communism

- Suffered in transitioning away from communism

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Albania

- 3.5 million

- "Europe's hermit"

- They are really poor

- Made the internal tension increase and made them isolate themselves

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Yugoslavia

- "The land of southern Slavs"

- Broke up into many different countries

- Because they had tensions with all the different other groups

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Serbia/Montenegro

- Rugged peaks or Montenegro and fertile plains of the Danube valley in Serbia

- Unemployment

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Croatia

- More than 5 million people live in Croatia

- Mad over religion and language

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Slovenia

- 2 million residents

- To recover quickly from war

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Bosnia/Herzegovina

- 1991

- There were two different groups of people that wanted to rule the country

- Iron ore, and lead

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Macedonia

- Over the name of the country, and over trading
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