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The region of Northern America contains two countries:
Canada

United States
Canada is politically divided into ten provinces and three territories. The US:
Contains 50 States, plus a number of outlying possessions and dependencies
Mountain chains in North America run in what direction:
North to South

* The largest are te Appalachians and the Rockies
The Mississippi River is the largest and most important river in North America. The major water bies surrounding North America are:
The Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico
Canada is officially bilingual. The United states speaks:
No official language
The British Isles are made up of many small islands and two large ones:
Great Britain

Ireland
The British Isles region consists of what two countries:
United Kingdom

Republic of Ireland
Despite the hight latitude of the British Isles, the influence of the Gulf Stream makes its climate:
Fairly mild
The largest city in the British Isles is:
London

* Also a major world finance and cultural capital
The people's religion of the United Kingdom are largely:

The people's religion of Ireland are:
U.K.- Protestant

Ireland- Roman Catholic
The dominant language of the British Isles is:
English

* along with remnants of ancient Celtic tongues
West Europe has been the site of major wars throughout history, and has been the focal point of:
two twentieth century world wars
The European Union emerged from the devastation of World War II. Although its core is in West Europe, it is about to expand to:
The borders of the former Soviet Union
The Alps are dominant physical features of the European region. It's principal river is:
The Rhine River
The people of West Europe are primarily:
Urban

Affluent

Christian
The people of West Europe speak either:
Romance or Germanic Indo-European languages
What 5 countries are in the Northern European, or Nordic regions:
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
Iceland
The Nordic countries are located where:
The most northern part of the world
With the major exception of the North Sea oil and gas, the region of Nordic Europe is relatively:
poor in fuel and mineral resources

*but is highly developed and affluent
The Nordic European regions that have relatively small amounts of population are located:
In the South and along the coasts
The Greeks and Romans left a lasting cultural imprint on what region:
Southern Europe
What 4 countries are located on peninsulas and have many islands:
Portugal
Spain
Italy
Greece- more than 2000 islands
All southern European countries except_______ border the Mediterranean Sea, all share a Mediterranean climate:
Portugal
Southern Europe is mountainous and tends to depend more on _________ than the rest of Europe:
Agriculture
Higher living standards and membership in the European Union have made all 4 Southern European countries magnets for:
Illegal immigration
New Eastern Europe- region's 18 countries include what peoples:
-former Soviet Union republics
-former satellites
-new offshoots from the former Yugoslavia
All of the Eastern Europe countries are undergoing a transition from communist economics to:
Western-style free-market economics
The 8 most successful economies of Eastern Europe are:
1-Estonia
2-Latvia
3-Lithuania
4-Poland
5-Czech Republic
6-Slovakia
7-Hungary
8-Slovenia
The post-communist breakup of Yugoslavia was accompanied by:
Ethnic violence, Civil War, and foreign intervention
One of Europe's greatest rivers, the _______, flows through the region's southern tier before emptying into the Black Sea:
Danube River
Russia's Emperors were called:
Tsars

*the last tsar was overthrown in the communist revolution of 1917
The USSR's 15 former republics have all:
become separate countries, including Russia
Russia is the world's largest country in area, and sixth largest in population. It's largest and most important cities are:
Moscow

Saint Petersburg
Russia's high latitude result in what kind of climate:
extremely cold climate
Most of the Russian region's people speak:
Russian, and are Russian Orthodox
Russia is in the process of making a slow and difficult transition from a rigid-state-controlled economy to:
A free-market economy
The Middle East is at the crossroads of what three continents:
Europe

Asia

Africa
The Middle East Core and the Arabian peninsula gave rise to three of the world's major religions:
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Most of the world's oil comes from:
The Middle East Core and the Arabian peninsula
The entire Middle East and Central Asia has become a battleground in:
The global war on terror