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What is the largest landform in Europe?
Northern European Plain
What is the highest peak in the Alps?
List 3 countries that have a Mediterranean climate.
Portugal, Spain, Italy
What is an example of a natural boundary?
Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain
What is a very small country called?
How does Europe meet most of its energy needs?
A river that is deep and wide enough for ships is called?
Where are Europe's major oil reserves?
The North Sea
What is a ship used to keep sea lanes open?
What is the policy of gaining control over territory outside a nation?
Who governed the largest colonial empire in the 19th century?
What historic changes took place during the 1990's?
The breakup of the Soviet Union
What is an alliance?
An agreement between countries to support one another against enemies
What is an extreme shortage of food?
What is the process of rejoining into one unit?
What is one goal of the European Union?
A common European currency
What is an example of the Basques in Spain?
Minority group seeking independence
The "Greens" is a political party that focuses on issues concerning what?
What are the four major landforms of Europe?
Northwest Highlands, Northern European Plain, Central Uplands, Alpine Mountain System
Western and Central Europe'shighest mountain range
Name the three main climates in Europe
marine west coast, humid continental, and Mediterranean
Why is Europe so ideal for sea trade?
because it has hundreds of ice-free natural harborslocated near the mouths of navigable rivers
Name the largest sea bordering Europe
Europe's most developed river
Rhine and Danube
What made Britian the world's leading power during the 19th century?
Beacuse its colonial empire brought with it trade connections, skilled labor, and control of the sea
What are Europe's main centers of population today a reflection of from the past?
Most widely spoken language in Europe
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