Geographically Europe can be divided into CNEWS (Central, North, East, West, South). Further it can be divided into NE, NW, SE, SW etc. even South Central etc. Yet it is such a complicated place or "continent" that it is hard to divide it geographically.Then the heading of your article would be answered by me thusly:
Take a map and look at it. On the right hand side will be eastern countries and on the left hand side will be western countries, while if you look towards your belly you will see mostly PIIGS and if you lift your nose towards ceiling you will find all the northern countries there. Left = West, Right = East, Up = North, Down = South. Forward = Center.
Spparx, you don't know history and post comments. Lithuania was the largest country in Europe around Middle Ages. Parts of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia were part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Ethnically even today Lithuania is larger than it is within its borders. Many people in Germany and Poland carry Baltic genetics as they are assimilated Prusan, Lithuanian, Semgallian, Yotvingian, Semba tribes. In the past Germanic and Baltic tribes were on the Baltic coast. Poland was an landlocked country. Germany and Lithuania/Samogitia/Prusa were neighbours with shared borders.
Why bother referring to a dumb person like this?
I see you are using images from www.banknotes.com
and not giving them any credits or link-backs. Is this standard practice at Vilnews.com and Lithuania?
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joe commented on Where is Eastern Europe and what countries are in it | The Hidden Europe | Books | Francis Tapon - WanderLearn with Francis Tapon:
I love geography and I read a lot but alas I'm now confuse as where is Eastern Europe 'actually' located.But all these doesn't really matter to me and being Asian,though proud,I envy you Eastern Europeans.You have all things,beautiful in this world.Mountainous terrains,beaches,pine infested forest,beautiful ladies in abundant.......what more you people want.Either eastern or western,it doesn't really matter,lol!
I want to reply to Joe the Asian - Asia is cool, so is the world. Yet to "western" Europeans Eastern Europe is not a good place, they hate it. Ask them why, because they are arrogant fuks.
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Hmmm, looks like CHEMTRAILS is a prohibited subject on your blog. I wonder whether you actually enjoy breathing the chemtrail fall-out into your lungs every day.
Since your father was French and the French Geographical Institute states that the geographical centre of Europe is near Vilnius, Lithuania it means that geographically the following countries are mostly in Western Europe (are borderline countries): Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy. Any countries east of those countries are in the Eastern Europe, which includes Ukraine, Serbia, Romania and Greece. Otherwise, to clear the dividing line, The Baltics, Finland, Romania, Ukraine, Greece would remain in the eastern Europe, while Poland etc. in the western part. Geographically. Economically Slovenia, Czechia in the West while Greece is in the East. Just to name a few. In 10-20 years the economical picture may change drastically and move way East. Nothing wrong about that. Yet USA can not be considered as western Europe, because it is located way west, further west than the European St. Pierre & Miquelon.
It's unclear who you addressed this response to? To me, a point of view or opinion of US Americans is not a big authority anyway. I just know that Europe is ONE and you can't divide it politically anymore. Some of the Warsaw Pact countries are now richer than the former "western" European countries. If you consider the cost of living, then a lot of so-called eastern Europe has a better living standard than a lot of the western Europe. I would not move to western Europe, and am very much interested in Northern and Eastern Europe (Latvia, Ukraine, Hungary etc.), even if I am from the so-called Eastern Europe. Western Europe to me is only a vacation destination, enjoy the slightly warmer climate. I work and my salary in CEEC is about US$6000 per month which is more than most salaries in the so-called western Europe. In 1992 through 2003 I did my own business and my income was around $10,000 to $25,000 US per month. I lived very well and paid good amount of taxes, which I could not have such a high standard of living in so-called West Europe. To me, Eastern Europe is the best place in the entire world. I LOVE EASTERN EUROPE! I don't want it to turn into a shithole that a "western" Europe today is.
There is ONE Europe. The term "western Europe" is now BANNED.