Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is the eastern half of the European continent which had been aligned with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It is made up primarily of Slavic Countries, Hungary, and the Baltic States. The post-Soviet transition for democracy has been successful in some Eastern European States, but more difficult in those closer to Russia.

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Byzantine Empire
Eastern Europe

How did the Byzantine Empire impact Eastern Europe and Russia?

There were several different ways the Byzantine Empire affected Eastern Europe and Russia.

One was that the Byzantines provided missionaries who converted the people of Eastern Europe to Christianity, which brought them more closely into the society of Europe as a whole.

Another was that the Byzantines, unlike missionaries of Western Europe, sought to translate the Bible and the prayers into vernacular languages. For this purpose, they invented and introduced new alphabets, relevant to the languages of the local people, and taught them to read and write in their own languages.

The Byzantine Empire provided a center for trade with which people of Eastern Europe could conduct business.

The Byzantines also provided examples of their legal and governmental systems for the people of Eastern Europe.

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Eastern Europe

What religions were introduced into Eastern Europe?

Eastern Europe is predominately Christian via Orthodox. But it has a large Muslim population as well as a Jewish one.

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Eastern Europe

What defines Eastern Europe as a cultural crossroads?

Traders, nomads, migrants, and armies have been passing through between Europe and Asia for manyy manyy years.

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Eastern Europe

Name the southernmost country in eastern Europe?

Greece

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Cold War
History of Russia
Soviet Union (USSR)
Eastern Europe

What was the alliance system that linked the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries?

The Warsaw Pact. It was a military alliance established in 1955 of the soviet-dominated countries of Eastern Europe

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Soviet Union (USSR)
Eastern Europe

Why did the Soviet Union want control over Eastern Europe?

The Soviet Union wanted to create a buffer zone to the west of Russia. This "Iron Curtain", as it came to be known, would take the hit before Russia did. It may or may not have been Stalin's intention to use this to spread communism, but it was certainly for the motherland's protection.

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World War 2
Britain in WW2
Winston Churchill
Eastern Europe

What was the term Winston Churchill used to describe the divide between western and eastern European nations after World War 2?

"Iron Curtain"

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Eastern Europe

What are some industrial centers in eastern Europe and where are they?

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World War 2
Economics
Eastern Europe

Why did Eastern European economies grow more slowly than Western European economies after World War 2?

Eastern European nations under the control of Stalin, lost whatever wealth Stalin could take back into the USSR and still have its eastern satellite nations survive. Eastern Europe progressed slowly and aside from Stalin's theft, their socialist economies did not meet the requirements of creating more wealth.

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Eastern Europe

What did historians sometimes call eastern Europe?

the united states of america

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War and Military History
Eastern Europe

What eastern European military alliance was formed in 1955?

Signed 14 May 1955, the Warsaw Pact (formally, the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance and similar in format to NATO) was a collective defense treaty among the eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe governing during the Cold War.

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World War 2
Germany in WW2
US in WW2
Eastern Europe

Why did western European economies grow faster than eastern European economies after World War II?

The Marshall Plan helped the West recover faster.

under pressure from stalin, eastern europe countries refused aid from the united states

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Eastern Europe

What languages are mostly spoken in eastern Europe?

The most spoken language in Eastern Europe is by far Russian with over 110,000,000 speakers. Turkish is also widely spoken by almost 80,000,000 (that is if you consider Turkey fully in Europe or not). Ukrainian is also widely spoken by about 50,000,000 speakers. The next highest would be Polish, with almost 40,000,000 speakers.

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Eastern Europe

What was the key event that symbolized the end of communism in Eastern Europe?

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Eastern Europe

Is Spain in Western Europe or Eastern Europe?

Westen side of Europe

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Eastern Europe

Is London in western or eastern Europe?

western europe

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Eastern Europe

Why did the US insist on maintaining control of Eastern Europe after the war?

In fact, the U.S. did not insist on maitining control of Eastern Europe after World War II. Far from it, the U.S. relinquished any control and the Soviet Union assumed it, as the Soviet military occupied most of the land in the course of fighting the German army.

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Eastern Europe

Is prussia a dominant power of eastern Europe?

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

If you mean Prussia, it no longer exists. It officially ceased existence in 1947. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a powerful force in eastern Europe. You may be referring to Russia. It does exist and is still a major power in eastern Europe.

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Politics and Government
Communism
Eastern Europe

Which eastern European country still has communism today?

There are 5 Communist countries in the world today. None are in Europe. The 5 are: China; Cuba; Laos; North Korea; and Vietnam.

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Math and Arithmetic
Eastern Europe

What were the dominant powers of eastern Europe?

Unfortunately all countries in Eastern were not recently dominant powers in Eastern Europe except the Soviet Union. So many new countries have been created recently that it can be said that all of these were not dominant powers. Problem with question is that in past almost all countries in Eastern Europe were part of or carried name of once dominant powers. Examples are the countries that once were part of one of the world's empires, especially the Holy Roman empire, the Russian empire, the Ottoman empire, Sweden, Austrian-Hungarian empire, the Roman empire, France under Napoleon, the Byzantine empire (lands held in lower Eastern Europe), the Greek empire, or farther back, the Macedonian Empire or the Minoan Empire (the actual extent of which is still not clear). Therefore this question is basically unanswerable unless the definitions within the question are clarified/defined (especially as to what does dominant mean, what time frame is being discussed, and what area constitutes "Eastern Europe".

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Eastern Europe

What remained firmly rooted in central and eastern Europe?

serfdom

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USSR in WW2
Cold War
Eastern Europe

What was not an Eastern European nation under Communist control?

Spain- Apex

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History of Europe
Nationalism
Eastern Europe

What is Pan-Slavism and its goals?

NovaNET answer; is to unify all people of the slavic ancestry Pan-Slavism was a movement in the mid 19th century aimed at unity of all the Slavic people. The main focus was in the Balkans where Southern Slavs had been ruled over by the two great empires, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. It was also used as political tool by the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. The whole goal of Pan Slaviam was to unify the Slavs. Pan-Slavism, theory and movement intended to promote the political or cultural unity of all Slavs. Advocated by various individuals from the 17th cent., it developed as an intellectual and cultural movement in the 19th cent. It was stimulated by the rise of romanticism and nationalism, and it grew with the awakening of the Slavs within the Austrian and Ottoman empires. Slavic historians, philologists, and anthropologists, influenced by Johann Gottfried von Herder, helped spread a national consciousness among the Slavs, and some dreamed of a unified Slavic culture to replace an allegedly declining Latin-German culture. The first Pan-Slav Congress, held at Prague in 1848 and presided over by Franti�ek Palack�, was confined to the Slavs under Austrian rule and was anti-Russian. The humiliating defeat suffered by Russia in the Crimean War (1853�56) helped transform a vague, romantic Russian Slavophilism into a militant and nationalistic Russian Pan-Slavism. Prominent among the Russian Pan-Slav publicists were Rotislav Andreyevich Fadeyev and Nikolai Yakovlevich Danilevsky. Fadeyev claimed that it was Russia's mission to liberate the Slavs from Austrian and Ottoman domination by war and to form a Russian-dominated Slavic federation. Danilevsky predicted a long conflict between Russia and the rest of Europe, to be followed by a federation of states including the Greeks, Magyars, and Romanians as well as the Slavs. In the reign of Czar Alexander II, the foreign minister, Aleksandr Gorchakov, opposed Pan-Slav aspirations, although many officials were Pan-Slavist. Pressures from the Pan-Slavs probably helped provoke the Russo-Turkish War of 1877�78 but afterward declined. In the decade preceding World War I, Pan-Slav agitation again increased and played a role in the growing conflict between Russia and Austria in the Balkan peninsula, where the Serbs opposed Austria. In 1908, Russia was forced to allow Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but in 1914 Russia supported Serbia in the crisis that began World War I. After the Bolsheviks triumphed in the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Soviet government renounced Pan-Slavism. In World War II, however, Pan-Slavist slogans were revived to facilitate Slavic and Communist dominance of Eastern European countries. Both in the 19th and 20th cent. Pan-Slav aspirations were limited by the conflicting political and economic hopes of the various groups of Slavs

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Cold War
Soviet Union (USSR)
Eastern Europe

How did glasnost affect eastern Europe?

Glasnost allowed Western ideas and practices to reach eastern Europe, which meant the decline of Soviet influence and the eventual breakup of the Russian-dominated union.

Glasnost allowed Western ideas and practices to reach eastern Europe, which meant the decline of Soviet influence and the eventual breakup of the Russian-dominated union.

It ended Communism in many countries. -Apex

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Eastern Europe

What religion is dominant in eastern Europe?

Christianity.

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