World Geo SOL- Europe and Russia

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nationalism

love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

black death

A deadly plague that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351

command economy

An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.

free market economy

Capitalism, private ownership law of supply and demand

communism

a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

capitalism

an economic system based on private ownership of capital

benelux

a customs union comprising BElgium and NEtherlands and LUXembourg

constitutional monarchy

A King or Queen is the official head of state but power is limited by a constitution.

fjord

a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs

holocaust

the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

iron curtain

a political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eatern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region

loch

Scottish word for a lake

polder

Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.

primate city

a city that ranks first in a nation in terms of population and economy

renaissance

the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world

USSR

union of soviet socialist republics

bolshevik revolution

phase of the Russian Revolution; led by Lenin and the Bolsheviks and marked the first Marxist communist revolution of the 20th century

coup

a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

glasnost

a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems

perestroika

an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union

trans-siberian railroad

A railroad that went across Siberia

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