Buford World Geography
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narrow deep inlets of the sea set between high rocky cliffs
Extensive deposits of undecayed organic material formed primarily from the wetland moss Sphagnum.
Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.
Structures that are used to control the sea's destructive impact on human life
a city that is also a separate, independent state
a series of military expeditions in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Westrn European Christians to reclain control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims
The great period of rebirth in art, literature, and learning in the 14th-16th centuries, which marked the transition into the modern periods of European history
Bridge-like stone structures that carry water from the hills into Roman cities
a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
A political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people who live on the land
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
In 1961, the Soviet Union built a high barrier to seal off their sector of Berlin in order to stop the flow of refugees out of the Soviet zone of Germany. The wall was torn down in 1989.
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
the lawmaking body of British government
the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999)
a place where various cultural groups cross paths like in Eastern Europe
Nations controlled politically or economically by a more powerful nation./ Communist nations in Eastern Europe on friendly terms with the USSR and thought of as under the USSR's control
Art of people who have had no formal, academic training, but whose works are part of an established tradition of style and craftsmanship.
prejudice against Jews
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area