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Natural Environments



Mediterranean Sea

English Channel

Iberian Peninsula

Carpathian Mountains

Strait of Gibraltar

Scandinavian Peninsula

Baltic Sea

Danube River

Rhine River

climate and biomes
Climate and Biomes
  • Most climates mild
  • England
  • Scandinavia
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
forests and vineyards
  • Forests in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and Italy
  • Vineyards in Italy, France and Spain
food exports
Food Exports
  • Tropical Fruits common in Mediterranean countries
  • Fishing in Scandinavia and some Mediterranean countries
  • Major money in fishing and fruits
european culture
European Culture
  • Diversified throughout region
  • English: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England
  • French: BeNeLux countries
  • Scandinavian: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark
  • Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Italy
  • Germanic: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Balkans: Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Eastern Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
history of europe
History of Europe
  • Rome conquered much of Europe leaving great influence but after Rome fell, Europe was basically tribal
  • Middle Ages: 600-1300
  • Renaissance and Reformation: 1300-1600
  • Industrialization and Imperialism: 1600-2000
  • 20th Century
    • World War I and World War II
current issues
Current Issues
  • The EU
    • Started with BeNeLux countries after WWII
    • Unites Europe economically and diplomatically
  • East vs. West
    • Former dividing line between Communist and Democratic countries
    • Eastern Europe tends to be significantly underdeveloped and behind Western Europe
  • Population
    • Northern and Eastern European countries population is declining except in minority groups creating new problems
    • Third largest population cluster in the world in located in BeNeLux countries
  • Imperialistic Consequences
    • Minority issues
    • Loss of prestige and power
the former yugoslavia
The Former Yugoslavia
  • Genocide that took place in 1980’s and 1990’s
  • Yugoslavia created after WWI and forced to become communist.
  • Different ethnic groups can’t get along; Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians, Serbs and Montenegrins
  • When Soviet Union fell ethnic groups in Europe began demanding independence
  • Serbian troops (lead by Slobodan Milosevic) massacred Bosnian Muslims.
the end

The End

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