Information about the Baltic Sea.
There are many fish, mammals, amphibians, etc living in the Baltic Sea.
There is lots of algae, mosses, and lichens in the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic Sea has both fresh salt water sea.
The soil type is sandy.
The weather depends on the wind.
The climate in the Baltic Sea is the winter long and cold and summers are short and warm.
Human made Features/language
The languages that are spoken are Danish, Estonian,Finnish,Swedish,Russian,English.
The Baltic Sea political system (below)
economic activities/population distrubution
The Baltic Sea is almost completely enclosed and – except for a few areas – shallow. Its waters are renewed very slowly. Its north and northeast extremities are frozen over for part of the year, and salinity levels there are very low. As a result, the marine environment is very vulnerable, particularly to eutrophication – a build-up of nutrients from urban waste water, coastal agriculture, industrial pollution and atmospheric deposition.
Following the end of the Cold War, shipping and trading have resumed in the Baltic on a large scale; passenger and goods transport is now the main economic activity.
The Teutonic Order, a German order of crusaders, left a landlord class and a trading class
as part of an urban population, meaning for example that Riga through much of its history
was a cosmopolitan city, while for a 300 year period the Hanseatic cities of Königsberg, (now
Kaliningrad), Danzig, (Gdańsk), Tallinn, (Reval), Visby, and Kalmar were dominated by
German-speaking populations. Through Russian expansion layers of Slavs were added to the
Germans and Swedes already there. Slavs not only made their imprint on the Southeastern
shores of the Baltic Sea as rulers, military and police, but in order to practice their religion
freely a Slave population of Old Believers settled in the Baltic interior in what is now Latgale.
The Poles on the Southern shores of the Baltic Sea were at times in alliance with the Swedes
and the Lithuanians and at other times were fighting off invasions from Sweden as well as
from neighboring Germans and Russians. Being annihilated 3 times throughout its history as
a nation state through unfriendly alliances between its neighbors a Polish nation managed to
survive mainly through its strong culture, language, and religion.
Religion can be a uniting factor for a nation but can also work the other way. When for
example, Sweden in the 17th century, being fervently protestant, took over Ingermanland and
Karelia Orthodox believers fled to Russia, hence adding to the kaleidoscope of peoples around
the Baltic Sea. In 1809 Sweden lost its Eastern part, Finland, after 700 years of colonization,
but left a Swedish speaking population in the archipelago and in the upper class. Many historic
researchers would today argue that Finland as a separate and respected part of the Russian
empire experienced more freedom than under Swedish tutelage.