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Western Europe

WG 4: Regional Geography of Western Europe
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peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
fjord
A glacial valley or glacial trough found along the coast that is now filled with a mixture of fresh water and seawater.
polder
An area of low-lying land that has been reclaimed from the sea.
democracy
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
Iberian Peninsula
Peninsula in southwestern Europe occupied by Spain and Portugal.
Scandinavian Peninsula
The peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden.
Great Britain
An island in the Atlantic Ocean off the north-western coast of continental Europe--the territories of England, Scotland and Wales.
European Union (EU)
A group of countries (27 in 2011) across Europe that work towards a single market; they trade as it they were one country without any trade barriers.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Created in 1949, an organization, all of whom agreed to combine military forces and to treat a war against one as a war against all.
capitalism
An economic system based on private property and free enterprise.