World Regions Europe

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intervening opportunityThe presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.Population of Europe740 millionIndustrial RevolutionA series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods. Steam engine & use of coal British had huge advantage Catalyst towards urbanizationEurope has more that ____ cities and towns with 100,000 people450World CityDominant city in terms of its role in the global political economy. Not the world's biggest city in terms of population or industrial output, but rather centers of strategic control of the world economy.Examples of World CitiesLondon, Tokyo, New YorkPrimate cityThe largest settlement in a country, if it has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.Europe and fertilityAll time low 2.1 children to keep pop. from declining Europe at 1.5Recent migration streamsLabor War and persecutionBalkanizationProcess by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicitiescentrifugal forcea force that divides people and countriescentripetal forceAn attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a stateDevolutionthe transfer of powers and responsibilities from the federal government to the statesDevolution RevolutionThe effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.Supranationalisma venture involving 3 or more national states political economic or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives Began in 1944 with Benelux Agrmt1944 Benelux AgreementEconomic union between Belgium, Netherlands, LuxembourgMarshall PlanA United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)Iron curtainbarrier of secrecy and censorship that keeps a country isolated from the rest of the worldEuropean UnionAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.Benefits of EU membershipHarmony, human and legal rights, free trade, higher GDP, free travel across countriesCons of European UnionLoss of autonomy, strain to support poorer countries, overcrowding in citiesBrexitThe British Exit from the European Union