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parliamentary democracy
system of democratic government where the executive power is held by a cabinet composed of members of the legislature; head by a prime minister
constitutional monarchy
government in which king or queen is the officialhead of state, but elected officials run the government
peat
wet ground with decaying plants that can be dried and used for fuel
bog
low swampy land
navigable
describes a body of water wide and deep enough to allow the passge of ships
republic
nation with a strong national government headed by elected leaders
polder
area of land reclaimed from the sea
mulinational company
firm that does business in several countries
multilingual
able to speak several languages
autobahn
German, Swiss, or Austrian super highway
federal republic
form of government in which the national and state governments share powers
reunification
bringing together the two parts of Germany under one government
neutrality
refusing to take sides in degreements and wars between countries
continental divide
mountainous area from which rivers flow in different directions
fjord
steep-sided valley cut into mountains by the action of glaciers
welfare state
country that uses tax money to provide social services for sick, needy, jobless, or retired people
heavy industry
industry that produces goods such as machinery, mining equipment, and stel
sauna
a wooden place that is hot from steam
geyser
spring that shoots out water
geothermal energy
electricity produced by natural underground sources of steam
dry farming
waiting for the land to get moist
parliamentary republic
parilamentary government that also has a president, who acts as head of state
sirocco
hot, dry winds from north africa that blow mainly across Italy
coalition government
government in which two or more political parties work together to run a country