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14 terms

unit 9 social studies words

social studies
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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