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Ukraine Presentation

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Henry Thorpe 09/26/2012 Ukraine (Україна) Some Quick Facts! Capital: Kiev

Dialing code: 380

Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia

Population: 45,706,100 (2011) World Bank

National anthem: Ukraine: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

GDP: US$ 165.2 billion (2011) World Bank Flag Coat of Arms A Brief History Early History Kivean Rus' Began in the 9th Century BCE
The Rus' inhabited a large area of land.
The great city of Kiev was built.
Byzantine Christianity.
In 1240 Kivean Rus' was destroyed by the Mongolians. Foregin Domination Then began the long peirod of foregin domination
Multiple countries controlled Ukraine up until the modern era.
Eventually, they allied with Russia. Location Soviet Ukraine One of the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union. (1922-1991)
In 1932, up to 7 million people in ethnic Ukrainian regions died of hunger.
The result of the 1991 independence referendum proved to be a surprise, 9 out of every 10 citizens of the Ukrainian SSR voted for independence. Modern Ukraine Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), and one autonomous republic (Crimea).
Ukraine is a republic under a semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine continues to maintain the second largest military in Europe, after that of Russia.
The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which has heavily influenced Ukrainian architecture, literature and music. Geography The Ukrainian landscape consists mostly of fertile plains (or steppes) and plateaus, crossed by rivers such as the Dnieper (Dnipro), Seversky Donets, Dniester and the Southern Buh as they flow south into the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov.
Significant natural resources in Ukraine include iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber and an abundance of arable land. Ukraine's Relations The World Ukraine maintains peaceful and constructive relations with all its neighbors
Chinese companies are interested in investing in Ukraine.
Ukraine also has many embassies in countries all over the world. Russia Relations between the two country's Governments were hostile during the (Ukrainian) Presidency of Viktor Yushchenko (2005–2010).
Many in Ukraine and beyond believe that Russia has periodically used its vast energy resources to bully its smaller, dependent neighbor.
Since the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian President in early 2010 the relations between the two nations have improved. The United States The United States supports Ukraine’s bid to join NATO despite Russia’s objections.
The United States enjoys cordially friendly and strategic relations with Ukraine and attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine's transition to a democratic state with a flourishing market economy.
In July 2000, President Leonid Kuchma madae a decision to transfer a early warning system to Iraq. Important Events Chernobyl disaster The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe.
long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for. "Orange Revolution" Official count indicates presidential election victory for Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
Western and other independent observers report widespread vote rigging.
Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko launches campaign of mass street protest and civil disobedience. Euro 2012 Ukraine and Poland co-hosted the UEFA Euro Soccer Cup this year.
Ukraine gained economically from the massive infrastructure and tourist dollars.
Ukraine also played very well. A Common Misunderstanding It's "Ukraine," not "the Ukraine."
When Ukraine used to be a part of the Soviet Union it was called; "the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic."
After the country gained it's independence, it called itself simply "Ukraine."
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