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SS6 European Terms

SS6: European Terms

Acid rain Environmental concern of Germany
Air pollution Environmental concern of UK
Chernobyl nuclear plant Environmental disaster in Ukraine
Cities / urban areas Where most British citizens live
Western Russia Where most Russians citizens live
Natural Resources Coal, oil, natural gas
Cold Type of climate Russia has
Western Germany Where most Germans live
Affect where people live Location, climate, natural resources
Germanic language family English and German
Romance language family French, Italian, and Spanish
Slavic language family Russian
Abraham Father of world's 3 major religions
Judaism Synagogues, Jews, Torah
Islam Mosques, Muhammad, Muslims
Christianity Jesus, Bible
Islam Fastest growing religion in Europe
Christianity Largest religion in Europe
Literacy rate Ability to read and write
High standard of living High literacy rate means
High GDP High standard of living means
Unitary Central government has the power
Federal Power is shared equally
Confederation Regional governments have the power
Autocracy One leader - citizens do not vote
Oligarchy Led by small group - citizens do not vote
Democracy People vote and have rights and freedoms
European Union Confederation of European countries
Euro Currency used by the European Union
Market Economy Controlled by private ownership and supply and demand
Command Economy Controlled by the government
Mixed Market Economy Combination of government control and private ownership
Tariffs Tax on imports
Quotas Set number of goods to be imported
Embargo Complete ban on trade
Currency Exchange Converting one form of money into another
Human capital People who perform labor
Capital Factories, machinery, technology
Natural Resources Things that come from the land
Entrepreneurship Starting a business; risks reward
GDP Total amount of goods produced by a country
Reasons for European exploration Spice trade, land, 3 Gs, new equipment
Portugal Led the way in exploration
Prince Henry Opened a navigational school
Columbus Sailed from Spain to America
Magellan Sailed around the world
Mercantilism Policy of bringing goods back to the mother country
Champlain French explorer who colonized Canada
Imperialism Gaining land to build an empire
Scramble of Africa European countries trying to colonize all of Africa
Militarism Building of armies
Nationalism Pride in your country
Alliances Agreement to help other countries militarily
Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated; started WWI
Treaty of Versailles Ended WWI
France and Great Britain Severely punished Germany
Russian Revolution Starvation, communism, coal shortages, and exhaustion from war led to the ___
Vladimir Lenin First leader of the Soviet Union
Great Depression Happened after WWI
Hitler Leader of the Nazi party
Holocaust Killing of millions of innocent people in Germany
Cold War War of words after WWII between the USA and the USSR
Iron Curtain Imaginary line that divided Communist Europe from Free Europe
Berlin Wall Wall that separated East and West Germany
Created by: Lynn - TCMS