Soviet Union

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SOVIET UNION

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Soviet Union (Geography)

The geography of the Soviet Union describes the geographic features of the countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Soviet Union was the largest country in the world, covering approximately one sixth of the earth's land surface. It was two and a half times the size of the United States, and only slightly smaller in land area than the entire continent of North America It covered most of the northern half of Asia and a large part of Eastern Europe, extending even into the Middle East. About one quarter of its territory was in Europe, and the rest in Asia.

Soviet Union (Climate)

The former Soviet Union lies mostly in the upper middle latitudes on the east side of the Eurasian landmass. The region has a very northerly orientation. Much of it lies above 50°N latitude. Without the moderating influence of water or the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, the northern parts of this region are characterized by long, frigid, dark winters. As we discuss specific climates, we will move from north to south.

GERMANY

Germany From Above 1080p HD

Germany (Geography)

Germany is located in central europe boardering the baltic sea and north sea. germany is somwhat the size of our state montanna. germany has an area of 356,959 square kilometers. germany is the sixth largest country in europe.

Germany (Climate)

Germany's climate is moderate and has generally no longer periods of cold or hot weather. Northwestern and coastal Germany have a maritime influenced climate which is characterized by warm summers and mild cloudy winters. Most areas on the country's North Sea coast have midwinter temperatures about 1.5°C or even higher. Farther inland, the climate is continental, marked by greater seasonal variations in temperature, with warmer summers and colder winters. Temperature extremes between night and day and summer and winter are considerably less in the north than in the south.

POLAND

The Animated History of Poland

Poland (Geography)

Poland is a country in Central Europe Generally speaking, Poland is an unbroken plain reaching from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Carpathians Mountains in the south within that plain, terrain variations generally run in bands from east to west. The Baltic coast lacks natural harbors except for the Gdánsk-Gdinia region and Szczecin in the far northwest. The northeastern region, called the Lake District, is densely wooded, sparsely populated and lacks agricultural and industrial resources. To the south and west of the lake district, a vast region of plains extends to the Sudetes on the Czech and Slovak borders to the southwest and to the Carpathians on the Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian borders to the southeast.

Poland (Climate)

Poland's long-term and short-term weather patterns are made transitional and variable by the collision of diverse air masses above the country's surface. Maritime air moves across Western Europe, Artic air sweeps down from the North Atlantic Ocean, and subtropical air arrives from the South Atlantic Ocean. Although the Arctic air dominates for much of the year, its conjunction with warmer currents generally moderates temperatures and generates considerable precipitations, clouds, and fog. When the moderating influences are lacking, winter temperatures in mountain valleys may drop to a minimum of −20 °C