BC: Sources -Belgium brusselsjournal.com belgium.be wiki answers.com infoplease.com Principia Cybernetica web
FC: Russia & Europe Assignment
1: Republic of Romania
2: Population - 21,848,504 Romania is made up of people from several ethnic backgrounds, 89.5% are Romanians, 6.6% Hungarians, 2.5% Gypsy, .3% Ukrainian,.3% German, .2% Russian,and.2% Turkish. The predominant religion is Eastern Orthodox. Romanians have changed little over the years, villages often use horse drawn carriages as their main transportation. For centuries Romania's chief industry was agriculture, which still employs 1/3 of the workforce. Today Romania is involved in natural gas production, coal, and textile manufacturing.
3: Romania is in the Balkans. They are bordered by Moldova, the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, and Hungary. The country covers about 94,700 square miles. it consists almost equally of mountains, hills, and plains. The Danube river is the longest river, flowing over 1,864 miles and emptying into the Black Sea
4: Romania's President is Train Basescu Romania has a Republic type government. Current Issues: Romania is facing obsolete infrastructure, and obsolete equipment needed to update their infrastructure. Weak Management. No incentive for young people.
5: Sources for Romania: infoplease.com howstuffworks.com garomaniatours.com cultureplains.net bing.com
7: Population - 11 million Belgians are known for their excellent food and drink.They have comfortable housing,reliable medical and social services, they also have a highly developed traffic and communications infrastructure. Belgians are known for their hard work and self-discipline. Belgium is quite a wealthy country, but not because of natural resources, Which is lacking. their wealth comes from their industrial production and trade.
8: Belgium is located in Western Europe. It has about 40 miles of seacoast on the North Sea at the Strait of Dover Belgium is about the size of Maryland. The Meuse and the Schelde are the main rivers.
9: Government: Belgium has a king-Albert the II, he does not run the country but he does influence the ruling body. He is also commander of the armed forces.He will mediate for the private citizen in some matters. The head of the government is the Prime Minister, who is Elio Di Rupo. the government is a Federal Parliamentary. The Prime Minister is considered more important then the King. Problem situations: The problems in Belgium comes from the three different languages, along with three different communities.- Flanders in the north where Flemish is spoken, Wallonia in the south where the people speak French, and a tiny area in the east where German is spoken. This is a cause for division in the country.