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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