Chapter 13 Notes. Human Geography of Europe. Section 1. Mediterranean Europe “All roads lead to Rome” What does this saying mean? Rome built a large network of roads to help communication and troop movement.
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Human Geography of Europe
A RICH CULTURAL LEGACY
Mediterranean Europe’s history shaped its culture by determining where languages are spoken and where Religions are practiced today.
French culture is strong in France and Monaco. German culture is strong in Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg have their own cultures, but also have German and French influences.
Define Nationalism: People should be loyal to their nation, people whom they share land, culture, and history with.
The nation-states of Europe became strong rivals. Wars repeatedly broke out between France and Austria, or France and Germany from the 1600s to 1945.
Western Europe experienced Industrial growth in the 1800s. This led them to set up colonies in other nations, and increased rivalries.
What happened to Germany following WWII? When did Germany finally reunite?
Dairy farming and livestock provide most of the agricultural income in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
France is the largest producer of agricultural products in Western Europe. Its major crops include wheat, grapes, and vegetables
Tourism is a major part of the French, Swiss, and Austrian economies.
Western Europe exports Luxury goods.
Advantages: excellent public transportation, many cultural attractions, socializing, more paid vacation time.