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Chapter 12

Europe Today

In a __________, a king or queen serves as a ceremonial head of state but elected officials actively run the government. constitutional monarchy
Focusing on certain economic activities in order to make the most advantageous use of a nation's resources is called __________. specialization
A country allowing a region within its borders a certain amount of self-rule is know as __________. autonomy
In a __________, the government decides what, how, and for whom goods will be produced. command economy
__________ has been troubled by a history of violence between Catholics and Protestants. Northern Ireland
In the Netherlands, wetlands that have been drained, called __________, have rich farming soil. polders
In __________, the southern part of the country is poorer and less industrialized than the northern part. Italy
In Eastern Europe, Poland and the Baltic Republics have moved toward democracy and market economies, but __________ maintains a command economy and strong central government. Belarus


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