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Social Studies Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 test review. Also study map on pg. 290
STUDY
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Constitutional monarchy
The U.K. has this type of government. (Queen is the head of state but really has little power)
Communist state
Government has a strong control over the economy and the society.
Parliamentary democracy
Form of government in which voters elect elect representatives to a lawmaking body call Parliament.
Currency
form of money.
Bogs
Low swampy lands.
Federal Republic
Type of government where the national government and state government share powers.
Moors
Treeless, windy areas with damp ground.
Lochs
Narrow bays of the British Isles.
Peat
Decaying plants used for fuel in Ireland.
Multinational Companies
Firms that do business in several countries. Found in Geneva because it has a neutral government.
Benelux
Made up of: Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
United Kingdom
Made up of: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain
Made up of: England, Scotland, and Wales.
Rotterdam
The trade city of Western Europe.
Polder
reclaimed land for agriculture.
Switzerland
A neutral country of Western Europe.
Autobahn
The super highway of Germany.
Holocaust
The systematic murder of 6 million Jews.
Infrastructure
The communication and transportation systems of a country.
Devolution
Used by the U.K. to give power to smaller regions.
Netherlands
I am a tiny Benelux Nation. I depend on trade and agriculture for my economy.
Austria
I am home to the Sound of Music. I am now a smaller Alpine Nation.
Ireland
I was settled by the Celts. Most of my people are Catholic. I am known as the Emerald Isle.
France
The Chunnel connects me the U.K. I am home to many wine makers.
Belgium
I am a successful Benelux Nation. I am home to the Flemings and the Walloons. I produce chocolate and lace.
Cantons
Units of local government in Switzerland.
North Atlantic Current
Responsible for the milder climate in Western Europe.
Black Forest
Located in Germany. Being damaged by acid rain.
Northern Ireland
Violence is occuring here between the Protestants and the Catholics.
Potato Famine
Many people moved from Ireland due to the to the potatoe famine. Too much rain allowed the potatoes to rot and had little to eat.
Germany split after WWII
Germany was split after WW II into two part. One part was has a democracy with ties to the US, the other is communist state with ties to the Soviet Union.
Why does the U.K. import 1/3 of its foods?
The country does not have enough farmland to grow enough food to support its population.