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Why has Siberia become an increasingly valuable area to Russia? Natural resources are abundant How do geography and location contribute to the climate of Siberia? Flat landscape near Arctic circle How do the Ural Mountains affect the distribution of climate regions of Russia? Rain shadow effect – w side- warm, rainy, e side- dry desert like
How has Siberia gained population and become more economically developed? Trans siberian RR allowed movement of people and goods Why do the cultures of the republics of Transcaucasia differ considerably from cultures in Russia and the European republics? separated by Caucasus mtns different ethnic groups What is a command economy? (vocab)
Which geographic factors influence the distribution of the population? Western areas have moderate climate= more pop. than eastern areas What is a probable reason that natural resources in Siberia have not been utilized? Climate, distance and terrain What is the economic impact of the Trans-Siberian railroad on Siberia? Allows people to reach remote areas and exploit natural resources.
Where in the former Soviet Union did an accident involving nuclear energy have long- term negative environmental and health consequences? Chernobyl- Ukraine What are the factors that has had little influence on the placement of the borders that divide the nations of the region? Physical features of the land What is a yurt? (vocab)
What is a dictatorship? (vocab) What was the Cold War? What were the two parties involved? How did it end? Build up of nuclear tensions bet. The US and USSR between Berlin Wall fell and communism was eliminated in some countries, new countries were formed. Describe some of the issues that Russia and the Republics are facing today after the fall of communism? Over irrigation, ethnic conflicts, pollution of water and land.
What is communism? (Vocab) Draw the economic Spectrum and label where would Russia and the Republics fall on? Communism/ socialism What is chernozem? (vocab)
What is cultural diffusion? (Vocab) What is innovation? (vocab)
Compare and Contrast Russia and the Republics to Western Europe using PERSIA Compare and contrast Russia and the Republics to the United States using PERSIA Compare and contrast Russia, Baltics, Transcausasia and Central Asia using PERSIA What are some of the major issues facing Russia and the Republics today. Give RWE.