World Geography Quiz Ch. 13 Sec. 1-2

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Brussles

capital of Belgium, home to European union, NATO meets here

Nobility

the second estate, less than 2% population, no tax

Alps

highest mt. range in Europe

Peasants

part of the commoners, part of third estate, 80% population, 50% tax, revolted

Bourgeoisie

part of commoners, lawyers, doctors, mercahants

Central Uplands

small plateaus and valleys in France just above the Alps

Lascaux

a cave in southwest France

Northern European Plain

best farmland in the region

Danube

key river in the region

Massif Central

part of the central uplands in central France

Clergy

less than 1% of population, 10% of land, no tax

Polder

land created by dikes

Dikes

walls built to hold back seawater

Rotterdam

one of the world's busiest seaports, in the Netherlands

Sans Culottes

working class, don't wear breeches on pants (symbol)

Mount Blanc

Highest peak in the Alps, 15,771 ft.

NATO

north atlantic treaty organization, promote and protect democracy from communist east

WARSAW Pact

1955, Soviet Russia, Poland, Eastern Germany, East and Central Hungary became communist

Impressionism Art

looks better from far away; light to create theme

Gothic

height and light

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