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40 Cards in this Set

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Jutland Peninsula
The northern peninsula opposite of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Is a major feature of Denmark.
Iberian Peninsula
Where Spain and Portugal are found. Is a large semiarid plateau.
Balkan Peninsula
Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Romania occupy it. Is mountanous and subject to volcanic activity.
Appenine Peninsula
Makes up Italy. Extends like a giant boot into the Medditerranean Sea.
Scandinavian Peninsula
Norway and Sweden make up this peninsuala.
Vegetable matter usually composed of mosses.
Long, steep sided glaciers now filled with seawater. Provide fine harbors surrounded by rocky cliffs.
Atlantic Islands
The island country of Iceland lies just south of the Artic Circle.
Gulf Stream and North At. Drift
Powerful ocean currents that bring warm water to the west coast of Europe.
Strong notherly wind from the Alps.
Desert winds that can blow air and dust form North Africa to Western Europe's Medittaeranean Coast.
Low-lying area of the Netherlands that provides fertile soil.
Vegetation of Europe
Consists of grasslands, forests, and tundra plants.
Shrubs or short trees.
Rhine River
Most important river of Western Europe.
Metditerranean Islands
Major islands south of Europe include the Balearic Is, Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. Have a warm climate and beautiful scenery.
Central Uplands
Extend from the Iberian Peninsula throught France and Germany to eastern Europe.
Mountain Ranges
Alps make up the Alpine System. Famous peaks mostly cover Austria and Switzerland.
European Union was established. This was to establish a new Europe that goods, money, and services could move freely. 3 results of this was volume of trade, value of goods and services were produced. Increased National Income.
Euro became the national currency of Europe.
European Economic Commity was established.
European Union Membership Requirements
The ability to take on membership obligations, the existence of a functioning market economy, has acheived democracy, the rule of law, and human rights.
European Commity
An economic unit forming a single market for their resources.
Dry winds blowing down from mountains. Can cause avalanches.
Heavy Industry
Heavy machinery used for factories and mines. Coal and iron-ore are examples.
Light Industry
Food or textile products. Countries producing these products are generally lacking raw materials. Netherlands and Denmark.
The Reformation
Lessing the power of the Roman Catholic Church and the introduction to Protestism.
State Farms
Owned by the government. Farmers recieve wages but no cut in profits.
A religion warefare about the Palestines fighting to seperate from Muslim rule. Muslims won the crusades.
Farm Cooperatives
Orginization in which farmers share growing and selling products.
Taxes on products traded between EU countries.
Major mineral resources of Europe
Bauxite, aluminum,and potash
Bauxite Deposits
Found in southern France, Hungary, and former Yogoslavic republics
Potash Deposits
Found in France, Germany, and Spain.
Most of Europe has a mild climate due to its peninsucalur location.
Deciduous Trees
Natural vegetation of Europes West Coast Climate.
Conifurous Trees
Common type in northern Europe.
Many or Europes rivers flow from interior mountain and higland areas to the coasts.
Flows from Germanys Black Forest to Black Sea is eastern Europes most important waterway.
Other Energy Sources
Europeans majorly rely on oil, gas, nuclear and hydroelectric power.