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WorGeo Europe

EUROPE Vocabulary

Fjords narrow deep inlets of the sea set between high rocky cliffs
Dikes walls built to hold back water
Loess Fine-grained, windblown soil that is very fertile
Navigable able to be used for shipping
North Atlantic Drift Warm ocean current that moderates climates in northwestern Europe
Constitutional Monarchy a type of government with a king or queen as head of state and a parliament as the lawmaking branch
Nationalized the process by which organizations or businesses become owned and operated by the government.
Genocide The intentional destruction of a people.
Renaissance A period from about the 1300s to the 1500s marked by a renewed interest in learning in Europe
Fascism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy
Communism a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
European Union international organization comprising 27 European countries and governing common economic, social, and security policies
Marshall Plan initiative passed in 1948 for foreign aid to Western Europe; goals were to rebuild regions, remove trade barriers, modernize industry, and prevent spread of communism
Warsaw Act was a collective defense treaty signed in Warsaw, Poland between the Soviet Union and seven other Eastern Bloc socialist republics of Central & Eastern Europe
NATO military alliance between 30 European and North American countries that has a system of mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party
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