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-It is landlocked which means that there is no water bordering the country. Physical Environment Dominant Political Structure Political and legal Systems Technology Economy Technical skills/ scientific knowledge Knowledge and Beliefs Structure/Purpose Family Life Non-Verbal Communication Serbia -Serbia is comparable to the technology that Canada has today.
-It is considered an Industrial 1st world country.
-In total, over 4 million people in Serbia have connection to the internet (around 57% of the population)
-Over 3 million people have mainline telephone connection Cultural Values -Very close to those of Canada's
-Family: Family is very important amongst the Serbs. Most traditions and holidays are are celebrated with the WHOLE family. Even distant cousins and relatives are invited to celebrate holidays.
-Honesty: Integrity and trust is greatly honored in the Serbian society just like any other culture. Religion -Around 85% of the population follow Serbian Orthadox (Orthadox easter, christmas)
- 4% atheist, or other beliefs Where is it? Geography/ Climate -The climate is relatively cold with heavy snow during the winter and hot, dry summers. (almost like Canada)
-Fertile plains for agriculture in the North, limestone basins to the east of the country, and large mountains to the southeast of the country. Environmental issues -Serbia is a 1st world industrial nation therefore contributing to the pollution factor.
-Water pollution is also a factor from industries dumping their wastes in the lakes.
-Serbia is putting much effort in becoming a greener nation such as switching lightbulbs into fluorescents, electric hybrid cars and recycled paper.
-Littering and spitting is also looked greatly down upon in Serbian
society. -Referred to as the Republic of Serbia
-Split into 2 autonomies; AP Vojvodina and AP Kosovo-Metoja
-Autonomies are independant states
-Serbia is divided into provinces,regions, administrative areas, city of Belgrade, cities, and minicipalities
-Currently have 122 municipalities Who are the Leaders -The current prime minister is Ivica Dacic
-The secretary general is Velijko Odalovic
-Numerous other deputy ministers are incharged for things such as trasport, health, education, agriculture, defense and trades. Common Knowledge Law creation/ Enforcement -Serbian laws are made just like how other laws are made through a republic. First, a bill is passed through and if approved, it would be made into a law.
-Government enforcement such as police and the army are used to control the severity of the laws being broken. Continent: Europe
Population: 7,243,007 people Capital City: Belgrade National Anthem:Boze Pravde (God of Justice) National Symbol: two headed eagle Flag: Currency: Serbian Dinar -Very technologically based country
-Have modern day cash registers and ATMs Who participates -Everybody in Serbia participates in the economy
-from farmers, to businessmen, to the government Imports/Exports -Serbia imports many tropical natural gas, tropical fruits and electronic technology
-Exports include livestock, grains, manufactured goods, and transport items. Property Importance -Usually consists of a mother, a father and a child along with the parents of the mother and father. -father is usually the one to make the money while the mother takes care of the children. Courtship/Marriage -Marriage celebrations last for many days. (lots of partying)
-Before the couple move to new house, the mother must lift the baby in front of the doorway 3 times for a blessing.
-Usually not arranged marriages.
-Women have equal rights in marriages and divorces. Child rearing and education -Child is almost always looked after by the mother or the grandparent.
-Child attends school from ages 7 to 14.
-At age 14, child gets to decide if he or she continues school -godmother of father also play an important role in the development of the child. -Hand gestures to express a point
-Eye contact to pay attention to others -Facial expressions are very important for everyday communication Is contact ok? -When Serbians are greeting each other, they usually kiss each other on the cheek 3 times; once each side.
-Handshake is used for formal greeting whereas a hug is used for intimate greeting. Language -The official language is Serbian, spoken in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Macedonia.
-The alphabet is called the Cyrillic Alphabet, but some latin letters are also embedded within it.
-Some words are derived from Latin and greek words. Recreation Art Material Goods Sports -Fond of soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball and water polo. Leisure -Some families attend the Orthodox church
-watch popular Serbian Dramas
-The Serbian News station
-Famous Serbian newspaper called ``Politika`` in Belgrade -In Serbia, most people own farms and use it as their income.
-Houses and apartments are considered successful due to the amount of farmers in the nation. Types of Art -Most of Serbia's art is made out of wool, hemp and flax.
-these materials are then made into woven carpets with geometric designs. Religious -art is essential to religious practices such as Easter and Orthadox Christmas. Famous Painters -Many famous pconteporary painters came from Serbia such as Milic Stankovic or Olga Ivanicki. Transportation -Public transportation such as trains or buses are available.
-Cars are used for easier transportation. Food -Involves soups, bread and main course for every meal.
-beef, chicken, pork, potatoes and other vegetables. Clothes -Serbians wear everyday normal clothes like in Canada but traditionally, women wear skirt with dress shirt and men wear caps along with dress shirts. Costumes are different for every region Fun Fact Serbia was actually part of Yugoslvia during World War 2 as part of the Soviet union but became independent 2006.