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Geog. & History A

WCHS Geog. & History A - Europe Words

WordDefinitions
Market Economy A move in which industry makes the goods consumers want to buy
Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. History of using sea and conquest
Feudalism Political system in Europe from about 9th to 15 centuries in which a king allowed nobles (lords) the use of his land in exchange for their military service and their protection of the land.
Crusades A series of wars in 1096 by the European Christians to take the Holy land from the Muslims
Danube Is the longest river in Europe, it flows from southwest Germany, across southeast Europe and into the Black Sea
Market Economy A move in which industry makes the goods consumers want to buy
Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. History of using sea and conquest
Feudalism Political system in Europe from about 9th to 15 centuries in which a king allowed nobles (lords) the use of his land in exchange for their military service and their protection of the land.
Crusades A series of wars in 1096 by the European Christians to take the Holy land from the Muslims
Danube Is the longest river in Europe, it flows from southwest Germany, across southeast Europe and into the Black Sea
Terpen High earthen platforms used in sea works
Dikes Earthen banks uses to direct or prevent the passage of water
Ethnic cleansing The policy of trying to eliminate and ethnic group through violence
Parliament A representative lawmaking body whose members are elected or appointed
Nationalism The belief that people should be loyal to their nation, the people with whom they share land, culture and history
Renaissance A time of renewed interest in learning and the arts that lasted from the 14th through the 16th centuries
City-state A political unit made up of a city and its surrounding lands
Zuider Zee Former inlet of the North Sea, in the Netherlands
Ijsselmeer A freshwater lake separated from the North Sea by a dike and bordered by Polders
Fjords A long narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes
Ozone A chemical created when burning fossil fuels react with sunlight, a form of oxygen
Balkan A peninsula, in southeastern Europe
Polder Land that is reclaimed from the sea or other body of water by diking and drainage
Peat Partially decayed plant matter found in bogs, can be used for fuel
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