unit 9 social studies words

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Benelux

a customs union comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

capitalism

an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production

chancellor

the chief minister of state in certain parliamentary governments, as in Germany

democracy

a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people

dike

an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river

elevation

the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises

Euro

the official common currency of 12 European Union nations

harbor

a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship

hydroelectric power

a form of energy generated by the conversion of free falling water to electricity

landlocked

shut in completely

mainland

the principal land of a country

navigable river

a river that is deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships

Northern European Plain

the largest mountain free land form in Europe

polder

an area of land reclaimed from the sea and protected by dikes especially in the Netherlands

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