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13881Re: [S-R] Central Europe

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  • Jan Ammann
    Dec 1, 2005
      Hello..........well I guess I have learned something here......I have always thought Hungary was Eastern Europe.....in fact, the friends I have in Hungary do identify themselves as "Eastern Europe". So is this a wide misconception??

      Bill......I am curious. I see you gave a website to back up the info. However, how does one become expert enough to be able to identify regions.......is this done by mapping or what. Would appreciate a viewpoint from you and others on this.

      Aloysia (Jan)

      Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
      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
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > >
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