Docstoc

Former Soviet Union

Document Sample
Former Soviet Union Powered By Docstoc
					Former Soviet Union



            Chechny
             a
Former Soviet Union

                                    The Region
     Environment  Economy  Culture  Sub-Regions




 • Themes of this lecture
       – A region of rapid decline
       – This is the second lecture on regions in
         transition
       – In this course “region in transition” is defined
         as:
             • East Asia (China and SE Asia)
             • The Former Soviet Union
                                               Former.Soviet.Union
• the chapter covers what used to be called the Soviet Union
    – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    – Russia was the largest of 15 republics
• Referred to in the book as the CIS
    – Commonwealth of Independent States
    – Largely defunct
                                                                         the.region




1. Russia 2. Estonia 3. Latvia 4. Lithuania 5. Belarus 6. Moldova 7. Ukraine 8. Armenia
9. Azerbaijan 10. Georgia 11. Kazakhstan 12. Kyrgyzstan 13. Tajikistan 14. Turkmenistan
15. Uzbekistan
                                                           Former.Soviet.Union
• physical geography
    – Interior climates – the large area of land in central asia affects the climate
         • called Continentality
         • no water nearby
         • extremely hot in summer and extremely cold in winter
    – Mountains
         • Caucasus
         • Himalayas
         • Urals
    – Seas and oceans
         •   Baltic sea
         •   Caspian sea
         •   Black sea
         •   Aral Sea
former.soviet.union
                                                  the.region




Drastic temperature extremes…defeated Napoleon!

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:3
posted:10/1/2011
language:English
pages:7