06-Russia-1(GEOG142) - RUSSIAI (CHAPTER2:96133)...

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    RUSSIA I (CHAPTER 2: 96-133)
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    MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC  QUALITIES-P109 LARGEST TERRITORIAL STATE IN THE  WORLD NORTHERNMOST LARGE AND POPULOUS  COUNTRY IN THE WORLD A FORMER WORLD COLONIAL POWER- A COMPARITIVELY SMALL (<150 MILLION)  AND CONCENTRATED POPULATION-  WESTERN 1/5 SOUTHERMOST EXTREMETIES TO FAR EAST
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    MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC  QUALITIES MINIMAL PORTS-HUGE LANDMASS  ENCIRCLED BY COLD WATER OLD SOVIET STATES ARE IN EAST  ENCROACHING ON IMPERIAL RUSSIA’S  BORDERS FAILURES OF THE OLD SOVIET SYSTEM  HAVE LEFT RUSSIA IN DISARRAY MAJOR RAW MATERIAL PRODUCER BUT  FEW MANUFACTURED GOODS MAKE IT  TO THE WORLD MARKETS OTHER THAN 
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    RUSSIA’S DIMENSIONS SPANS 11 TIME ZONES GULF OF FINLAND TO ALASKA  (WEST TO EAST) TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US OR  CHINA SIBERIA:  “SLEEPING LAND”
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    Russia-Overview Pre-communist capital-St.Petersburg Russia grew from a nation into empire under  the Czars Russian armies conquered the Siberia, the  interior Asian deserts and Alaska to San  Francisco 1867 Alaska sold to the United States for $7.2  million-known as Seward’s Folly Unpaid and unfed peasants and armies  rebelled
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    Russia-Overview Nicholas II was overthrown by the  Communists in 1917 Lenin moved the capital to Moscow
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GEOG 142 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Mott Community College.

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