13881Re: [S-R] Central Europe
- Dec 1, 2005Hello..........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.
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.
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.
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Joyce & Bill <bhewlett@v...>
>> 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.
>> From: maureen <maureen@d...>
>> >Date: Wed Nov 30 23:34:56 CST 2005
>> >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
>> >Subject: [S-R] Central Europe
>> >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
>> > >
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