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What was the Cold War and when did it take place?
power struggles between the Soviet Union and non-communist countries of the world (1945-1989)
What is the European Union?
country in western Europe that forms an economic unit
What part of Europe is predominantly Roman Catholic?
Southern
When did the Industrial Revolution take place and what did it accomplish?
1750-1900; transformed Europe from an agricultural society to an industrial society
mass killing of 6 million Jews in WWII
Holocaust
powerful lords who gave land to nobles in return for the people's loyalty
feudalism
Name two ancient civilizations that influenced the growth of Europe?
Ancient Greece and Rome
300 year period of learning and arts
Renaissance
What are the Romance languages?
Italian, Spanish, and French
economic and political system designed to establish a classless society where workers would control industrial production
communism
groups of related languages that developed from an earlier language
language family
a series of religious wars to win Palestine back from the Muslims
crusades
lessened the power of the Roman Catholic Church
reformation
language, religion, arts
culture traits
local forms of languages
dialects
people who flee to a foreign country for safety
refugees
portrayed life as it really was
realism
expel or kill rival ethnic groups
ethnic cleansing