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Western Europe Flashcards #3

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Moors
The name European Christians had for the Muslims in Spain
Polders
Drained land from the North Sea found in the Netherlands.
Benelux
Stands for Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Neutrality
Switzerland practices this refusal to take sides in wars or disagreements.
Flemings and Walloons
The two ethnic groups of Belgium that often clash.
Celts
The Irish trace their ancestry to these people.
Alpine countries
The Alps run through Switzerland, Austria, and Lichenstein.
Scandinavian
Another name for the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.
Emerald Isle
Ireland is called this because of the lush vegetation from all of the rain they receive.
England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
The four regions of the United Kingdom.
Vikings
Historically, these Norse sea rovers came from the land of the fjords.

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