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Geography- Western Europe

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Where is Western Europe? Physical Geography Climate Marine West Coast Climate: Mild Winters, cool summer and abundant rainfall Vegetation Deciduous and coniferous trees Densely populated areas lead to more human waste and damage the environment. HELP Human Adaption Built Canals as roads (Venice Canal) They use chunnels (tunnels under channels) so they don't have to travel by water. There are mountains, lowlands,and plateaus. Like the Alps and Pyrenees. The Alps run through France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. Economic Use EURO as their currency except UK. The countries are in the UN to help raise the economy. Industrialized since agriculture is the main form of land use. But the type of agriculture depends on the climate and terrain. Types: Lifestocks Dairy Farm Crop Farm Dairy Farming takes place to the North Mediterranean Sea. Lifestock and crop farming are mostly in Northern Europe Mostly Primary and Secondary economic activity. Natural Resources Coal, oil, natural gas and gold Government Most have a form of democratic government such as Communism with dictators such as Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Francisco Franco Republic Constitutional Monarchy Leader is appointed or elected by the people Leader gets selected by hereditary Mariano Rajoy Brey from Spain Heinz Fischer from Austria European Union 27 countries Are in the EU for Current News Pope Benedict XVI appoints Pope Francis as the next leader for the Catholic church Culture and Social Religion Christianity Population: 397,475,574 Languages Greek Danish Albanian Dutch French Polish Norwegian Italian Portuguese German Spanish Romanian Swedish Icelandic Languages in the British Isles English Irish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Scots Welsh Holidays St. Andrew's Day Oktoberfest 16 days festival celebrating beer held in Germany from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair. More than 6 million people attend every year and has been held since 1810. The day is designated as an official bank holiday that is celebrate on the November 30th. It is also celebrated as the national day of independence in Barbados. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVPrS68HYZs&list=FL-YKkFJreqN6j1p4_OvTC-w World War II 43 millions deaths along with 6 millions from the Holocaust. 40 millions were left as refugees and left devastation in infrastructure Unified structure for
Social
Environmental
Military
Economic policies Maastricht Treaty in 1993 Maintain a stable democratic form of government
A free-market economy
Commitment to the rule of law Too difficult for developing countries so it's hard for the less developed countries to compete with their more developed neighbors http://populationpyramid.net/Western+Europe/2010/ The overall population of Europe is set to drop from roughly 590 million to 542 million by 2050. Smaller work force Governments and citizens will have to care for more elderly people. Marine West Coast climate is typically found along the west coasts of continents (typically between 40o and 60o latitude). This climate covers much of Northwestern Europe including the British Isles The other dominant climate in Europe is the Mediterranean. This climate covers much of Southern Europe including most of the Iberian Peninsula, Southern France, Southern Italy and Greece. It is characterized by hot, nearly rainless summers, and mild rainy winters. It is a pleasant climate and is conductive to the bountiful agriculture produced in this region.
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