eastern euro midterm review

eastern euro midterm review - "The Life of...

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“The Life of Monuments” - showed life of a monument from construction to destruction - statute put up by Russians, everyone in support of socialism - collapse of statue: protest against socialism & for revolution - represents political change “Eastern Europe” - Cold War term - Soviet bloc Warsaw Pact (1955), response to establishment of NATO - Greece & Turkey as part of West/ NATO - term leveled differences btw countries w/ different histories & cultures - communism leveled economic differences among countries “Central Europe” - “The Lands Between” - realm of small independent nations struggling against the giants of Germany & Russia - Milan Kundera, “The Tragedy of Central Europe” (Catholicism vs. Orthodoxy) “Balkans/ South Eastern Europe” - recent term: turn of the century - meaning of “Balkanization” * Balkan countries are aggressive toward Ottomans & towards each other, trying to expand their territories - South Eastern Europe: South of the Danube River Civilization “fault lines” - Eastern Christianity (Orthodoxy) & Western Christianity (Catholicism)
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