11 WR USSR

Information about 11 WR USSR

Published on October 3, 2007

Author: Goldye

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Slide1:  C.J. Cox Instructor Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 1. Region Covers 1/6 of world’s total landmass 2. Most of region is at high latitudes which are cold, dry & harsh Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 3. Russia has more neighbors than any other country 4. Very small population for the land size & most are concentrated I the west 5. Few good & suitably located ports - almost landlocked Ten Geographic Qualities :  Ten Geographic Qualities 6. Multinational Empire dominated by Russia 7.Large scale experiment in national economic planning communisim 8. Russia - divided by Ural mountains with European Russia to the West Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 9. Hundreds of ethnic groups isolated by distance and geographic barriers 10. Largest reserves of natural resources in the world Relative Location of Former USSR:  Relative Location of Former USSR Relative Location of Former USSR:  Relative Location of Former USSR Relative Location of Former USSR:  Relative Location of Former USSR Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography States of the Former USSR:  States of the Former USSR Russia European States -Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus Caucasus States - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia Central Asian States, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan & Kyrgyzstan Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography:  Historical Geography Pre Tsarist - before Ivan IV - 16th century Tsarist Period 16th century to 1917 Cossackcs carried Russian presence to Pacific & Alaska Peter the Great 1682-1725 Catherine 1762-1796 Bolshevik Revolution 1917 Break -up of the Soviet Union 1991 Future of Russia? Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography Physical Geography of Former USSR:  Physical Geography of Former USSR Plate Tectonics Plateaus Deserts Mountains Rivers Lakes Climates Physical Geography of Former USSR:  Physical Geography of Former USSR Rivers Volga Ob Lena Don Lakes Baikal Lodoga Physical Geography of Former USSR:  Physical Geography of Former USSR Seas Aral Barents Bering Okhotsk Black Caspian Physical Geography of Former USSR:  Physical Geography of Former USSR Landform Regions Russian Plain Ural Mountain West Siberian Plain Central Siberian Plateau East Siberian Uplands Kazak Uplands Caucasus Mountains Kamchatka Pennisula Slide31:  Mountain Ranges Urals Caucasus Mountains Physical Geography of Former USSR:  Physical Geography of Former USSR Climates North Asia is dominated by Snow Climates know as Humid Continental & Subartic Central Asia is dominated by dry Desert & Steppe Climates Mountainous regions provide a variety of Mid-latitude climates to Ice Climates Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Population Languages Religion Agriculture Economics Historical Geography Slide40:  Population per square kilometer Slide41:  Cartogram of World Population Slide42:  Dot Density Map Showing World Population Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Russia: Kazakhstan: Kyrgyzstan: Tajikistan: Turkmenistan: Uzbekistan: Azerbaijan: Armenia: Georgia: Estonia: Latvia: Lithuania: Belarus: Ukraine: Moldova: Cultural Geography of Former USSR Population Population exceeds 300 million concentration in western 1/3 of region numerous ethnic groups in defined regions Former USSR:  Russia: 18 Kazakhstan: 25 Kyrgyzstan: 26 Tajikistan: 41 Turkmenistan: 46 Uzbekistan: 22 Azerbaijan: 23 Armenia: 14 Georgia: 17 Estonia: 15 Latvia: 19 Lithuania: 13 Belarus: 13 Ukraine: 14 Moldova: 21 Former USSR Population Characteristics Birth rates 9/1000 Death rates 13/1000 Natural Increase -.04.% Infant Mortality 15/1000 Doubling Time -----yrs Pop <15 20% Pop > 65 13% Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Languages Indo European dominates the region Southern areas have large areas speaking Altaic Languages Uralic Language Family originated in the Urals Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Religions Orthodox Christian dominates the Slavic Regions Islam dominates the Central Asia Republics Communism sought to eradicate traditional religions Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Religion Religious landscapes Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Commercial Agriculture Commercial Ranching Commercial Diarying Nomadic Herding of the Central Asian Republics Absence of Agriculture in the northern latitudes Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Economy large quantities of resources many remotely located many located under permafrost large manufacturing sector of economy producing industrial goods large non-skilled labor force Cultural Geography of Former USSR Cultural Geography of Former USSR:  Cultural Geography of Former USSR Cities are centers for manufacturing (secondary), Developing Service industries as Capitalism matures as an economic system Limited Information Technologies Military Technologies remain Former USSR Central & North Asia:  Former USSR Central & North Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Regions & States Historical Geography Physical Geography Cultural Geography Slide70:  C.J. Cox Instructor

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