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economic association
organization formed to break down trade barriers among member nations
constitutional monarchy
has a reigning king or queen, but a parliament serves as the lawmaking branch of government
loch
Scottish lake
nationalize
owned and operated by the government
bog
soft ground soaked with water
peat
composed of decayed vegetable matter
socialism
government owns and controls the means of producing goods
neutral
chooses not to take sides in international conflict
mistral
strong cool wind that blows from Alps to Meditarranean coast
primate city
one that ranks first in a nation in terms of population and economy
loess
dust size soil particles deposited by the wind
dike
walls to keep out water
polder
lowland area that has been drained
foehn
warm dry wind that blows down the slopes of the Alps
ariable
suitable for growing crops
meseta
high plateau that covers most of Spain
plaza
village center
cork
bark stripped from the trunk of a meditarranean oak
autonomy
the right to self government
balance of trade
relationship between the value of a countries exports and imports
Name the four major landform regions
Northwest Highlands

Northern European Plain

The Central Uplands

Alpine Mountain System
The largest landform region in area is ?
North European Plain
Western and Central Europe's highest mountain range
Alps
What's the natural boundary between Spain and France?
The Pyrenees
Three climate types?
Marine West coast

Humid continental

Mediterranean
Largest sea bordering Europe
Mediterranean Sea
natural boundary
when physical features determine political borders
navigable river
river deep and wide enough for ships
ice breakers
ships used to keep rivers from freezing over
imperialism
gaining control over territory outside a nation
alliance
agreement between countries to support one another against enemies
balance of power
members of a group having equal levels of strength
multi lingual
the ability to speak three or more languages
famine
an extreme shortage of food