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Western Europe Flash Cards #2

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effects of glacial movement on the Nordic nations
- thousands of lakes
- jabbed coastline
- rocky soil
effect of the Gulf Stream Current on Norway
makes the area warmer
fjord
a deep, high-walled coastal valley created by glacier movement and filled by the waters of melting glaciers
polder
land below sea level from which water has been removed
Iberian
of Spain and Portugal
navigable
able to be used for travel by water
glacier
a slow-moving river of snow and ice that moves on the Earth's surface
renewable resource that is produced in Western Central Europe
hydropower
Landlocked countries
Andorra
Austria
Switzerland
Pyrenees Mountains
separate Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe
population density
the number of people who live in a square mile or kilometer
multicultural
of many cultures
Germanic
of or relating to the German language; branch of the Indo-European languages
cultural diffusion
the process whereby one culture adopts the traits of another
nationalist
one who takes extreme pride in one's country
most Europeans live in
cities
most European nations have
one dominant culture
Christianity
the most widely observed religion in Europe
Countries with large groups of Protestants
- England
- The Netherlands
- Norway
Describe NATO
- original purpose was to defend its members from Soviet aggression
- members include the U.S. and Canada
- protects individual freedom and democracy
- abbreviation for North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Describe European Union
- no tariffs between member nations
- member nations give up some sovereignty to belong to the EU
- Citizens traveling between EU nations do not need to present their passports at the border
-Citizens of EU nations may live, work, or study in any member nation
urbanization
an increase in the population of a city
dike
a barrier built to prevent flooding
colonization
the control of an overseas territory by a foreign power