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How have people met their needs throughout history in Europe?
Land,Seas,and other natural resources
What has been an important part of the economy for thousands of years?
agriculture and fishing
What has allowed Europeans to farm and raise livestock for many centuries?
How has the heavy use of resources impacted the landscape across much of Europe?
forest were cut down
What building projects helped the Romans to control a large empire throughout Europe?
roads and aqueducts
How have the people of Europe modified their environment to help them live on or near water?
the bridges and canals
What happened as Europeans began exploring new lands and continents?
they traded for the new plants and animals they encountered and took them back home with them to Europe
What abundant minerals were important for the Industrial Revolution to build large factories and produce goods more cheaply?
coal and iron
Where did Europeans go in search of more resources?
Asia,Western Hemisphere,the Americans,elsewhere
What economic theory prompted Europeans to search for gold and silver and to establish colonies?
List 3 natural resources that were in great demand in Europe, but were only available in the colonies in the Americas?
furs,sugar cane,and tobacco
What occurred during the time of the 1600s well into the 1900s?
Europeans exploited the natural resources of their colonies for economic gain
How did the policies of colonialism benefit the nations and people of Europe?
Europe grew strong,powerful,and rich. Many peoples standers of living improved
What has been the impact of high population density in Europe?
air,land,and water pollution
How has the threat of acid rain been managed?
passed laws to limit the pollutants
How is an aging population a troubling thing in a modern economy?
need more workers than retried persons to support the necessary social programs like subsides for the poor and health care
What has had the largest impact on Europe's population since the 1990?
What pull factors have drawn people to Europe?
higher pay,better education,better life
What push factors have forced people to leave their home country and migrate into countries in Europe?
political conflict,famine,and religious persecution
How has the creation of the European Union contributed to the problem of immigration?
easy to move around within Europe and weak rules that control immigration
What are some causes of tension among groups in Europe?
police harassment,cultural insensitivity,racist attitude
How have some countries responded to increase in immigration?
reduce guest worker programs
How have European governments reacted to the growing concern over immigration?
How have immigrants helped the economies of Europe?
provided a valuable work force
What must Europe do to ease tensions amount native and non native people?
limit discrimination and manage immigration more efficiently
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