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Eastern Europe

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Kevin Kacel

on 4 June 2012

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Eastern Europe Warsaw Chernobyl Kosovo April 26, 1986 at 1:23 a.m
Reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant
had a meltdown
336,000 people resettled
56 direct deaths including 9 children
4,000 cancer deaths over the lifetime of those exposed
approximately 600,000 most highly exposed people
Fallout over Russia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Northern Europe but mostly in Belarus Only after radiation levels set off alarms in Sweden did the Soviet Union admit that an accident had occurred, but authorities attempted to conceal the scale of the disaster To reduce baggage, the residents were told the evacuation would be temporary, lasting approximately three days. As a result, Pripyat still contains personal belonging Carpathian Mountains Balkan Peninsula Section 1 Section 2 U.S.S.R - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics existed
from 1922 to 1991
- Former name of Russia
- Heavily involved in the Cold War - 9th largest city in EU
- Also known as Phoenix City Essay: Example of a good essay– Describe the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Must give 3 examples March 29, 1999 Section 3 Prague Kiev Budapest Commonwealth of Independent States Section 4 Ethnic Cleansing - Effort to remove all members of a
group from a country or region The official United Nations definition of ethnic cleansing is "rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove from a given area persons of another ethnic or religious group." Former Yugoslavia Madeleine Albright Example of a good essay:

The nuclear disaster at Chernobyl had a large negative effect on Europe. First the nuclear disaster released huge amounts of radiation into the air that poisoned forest and ruined soil across the region. The city of Pripyat was evacuated and another 336,000 people were relocated. Also the fallout has caused over 4,000 cancer deaths and another 600,000 highly exposed people. -Three examples
o1. Radiation effected soil
o2. Evacuation/relocation of 336,000 people
o3. Caused numerous deaths and exposure to radiation XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How are the Baltic countries different and similar? List 2 reasons for each NATO attacked Yugoslavia, and Albanian militants continued battles with Yugoslav forces, amidst a massive displacement of population in Kosovo estimated to be close to 1 million people. War between Serbs and Albanians These include attacks on Serbian civilians and security forces by the Kosovo Liberation Army, as well as criminal actions by Serbian military and police against the KLA rebels and Albanian civilians. War Crimes
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