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Eastern Europe

Modified: Sunday, 30 June 2013 18:52 by admin - Uncategorized
The countries that make up Eastern Europe could easily be a matter of interpretation. The United Nations, for the purpose of statistical data, considers Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine to be Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe differs from Western Europe culturally due to the influences from the Soviet Union, Ottoman Empire and Byzantine Empire.


Speech Relevance

In 'Encroaching Control', Reagan (mis-)quotes Lenin:
Lenin, in 1923, said, "We will take Eastern Europe, we will organize the hordes of Asia and we won't have to take the United States. We will surround it and that last bastion of capitalism will fall into our outstretched hand like overripe fruit." Well, they've taken Eastern Europe. They are organizing the hordes of Asia around the red colossus of China and today I'm sure many of us suspect we are being prepared for the bitter cup of capitulation in Laos that will be watered down only slightly by a few face-saving devices. Cuba is a Russian beach head 90 miles off our Florida coast and more telling that even that, 250,000 communist professional organizers are scattered up and down the length and breadth of Latin America
The second reference to Eastern Europe is a reference to countries behind the Iron Curtain operating as satellite states to the Soviet Union. These countries would include the Soviet Union (which included Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Armenia and several now Asian countries), East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania.


Source Links

Eastern Europe (Wikipedia)

Iron Curtain (Wikipedia)

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