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  • Bill Tarkulich
    Dec 1, 2005
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      According to http://www.tol.cz

      Central Europe is
      czech republic estonia hungary latvia
      lithuania poland slovakia slovenia

      Eastern Europe is
      belarus moldova russia ukraine

      Seems reasonable to me.

      Bill Tarkulich


      On Thu, December 1, 2005 9:23 am, amiak27 said:
      > Yes, it seems that "Eastern Europe" was redefined for the cold war,
      > but now that that war is past the old use of "Central Europe" is
      > coming back.
      >
      > On the location of the center of Europe, I also visited one, but
      > this one is 25 km (15 miles) due north of Vilnius, Lithuania. THat
      > distinctly puts Slovakia in western central Europe. Our western
      > bend to history includes geography. Most people report "the highest
      > European mountain" in France, I believe, where it is really in the
      > southern Ukraine/ Caucauses.
      >
      > Perhaps we should start to collect locations of all the
      > different "centers of Europe" that various people have proclaimed.
      >
      > Ron
      >
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Joyce & Bill <bhewlett@v...>
      > wrote:
      >>
      >> You are right in what you say. I think after WW2 and during the
      > communist era, the American mind set was to divide Europe into the
      > free West and the Communist East and the central didn't exist. Now
      > that things have changed, unless one is interested in those
      > countries, which are central, people still tend to think of them as
      > Eastern Europe.
      >> Joyce
      >>
      >> From: maureen <maureen@d...>
      >> >Date: Wed Nov 30 23:34:56 CST 2005
      >> >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >Subject: [S-R] Central Europe
      >>
      >> >Janet,
      >> >On my most recent trip to Slovakia and Ukraine I was amazed to
      > see the marker indicating the geographical center of Europe - it
      > sits in the eastern part of Zakarpattia, Ukraine, just across the
      > Tisa from Romania, almost to the town of Rahkiv. Now, when I hear
      > anyone, on this list or others, refer to Slovakia and Ukraine
      > as "Eastern Europe," the first thing I want to do is to write a
      > reply to correct the misconception. But, I never do it.
      >> >
      >> >You have given me the opportunity to send a positive note on this
      > topic, because you correctly identify the places of origin as
      > Central Europe. Thank you!
      >> >
      >> >Maureen Pulignano
      >> >www.deefalt.com
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 21:47:55 -0500
      >> > From: "Janet Kozlay" <kozlay@c...>
      >> >Subject: RE: Bohok and Bohunk
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >I have been intrigued by the derogatory (not euphemistic)
      > term "Bohunk,"
      >> >referring to immigrants from Central Europe. Most "authorities"
      > suggest it
      >> >is a combined term referring to Bohemians and Hungarians. I think
      > there is
      >> >another explanation that they don't consider, and that is that
      > the term may
      >> >have come from Bohunka, which is a perfectly good family name
      > found in
      >> >Slovakia and (especially) Czech Republic. The term has bothered
      > me because
      >> >it doesn't seem quite natural geographically to lump together
      > Bohemians and
      >> >Hungarians, even for ignorant Americans.
      >> >
      >> >Janet
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
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      Bill Tarkulich
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