Chapter 16, Section 1
Russia and the Western Republics
Building a Command Economy
The communist were inspired by Karl Marx, a German philosopher. A command economy is where the central goverment makes all the important economic decisions. The government also created collective farms. wich large amounts of people would work on.
A rich culture
the region has a rich variety of ethnic groups because of the many peoples absorbed during the centuries of russian expansion. Their are over 70 ethnic groups that live in russia. They have a lot of artistic buildings and etc...
Tradition and Change in russian life
since the collapse of the soviet union the region is more open to outside influences. They are now open too new foods and books, magazines, and newspapers. only a quarter of russia's people lives in rural areas.