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Northern European Plains - corridor between Europe and Russia

Page history last edited by Brian D Butler 10 years, 3 months ago





The border between the Russian empire/Soviet Union and Europe is divided into two parts. 




In the North:


North European Plain, which stretches from France into Russia. It is the path Napoleon and Hitler took into Russia, and the path Russia took on its way to Berlin. Sitting on that plain is Poland, a country whose existence depends on the balance of power between other countries on the plain, a plain that provides few natural defenses to Poland and that has made Poland a victim many times over



The northern part of Europe is dominated by a vast plain stretching from France to Moscow. It is flat and marshy to the north but generally good terrain for armies to move on. Except for some river barriers, it is the route of Europe’s conquerors. Napoleon moved along the plain to Moscow, as did Hitler (who moved across the Caucasus as well). Stalin returned the way Napoleon and Hitler came. 





In the South:



see page Carpathian Mountains - dividing Europe from Russia



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