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Assignment #5 Chapter 4 1. What countries are considered part of the European "core?" Please list at  least six facts about each of these countries with regard to their unique  topography (3 facts) and economic development (3 facts). The European “core” countries consist of Andorra, Austria, Belgium,  France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco,  Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  Andorra’s topography located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains  and is bordered by Spain and France. Andorra is a small, landlocked  country in southwestern Europe. Andorra was formed in 1278, and  sovereignty is shared between France and Spain. This country is  prosperous mainly because of its tourism and also because of its status as a  tax haven. Austria’s topography located in the mountainous territory of the  eastern Alps, this country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snow  capped peaks. 40% forests and woodlands cover Austria. Three economic  facts about Austria are, Austria has a well-developed market economy and  a high standard of living. It is closely tied to Germany. Finally Austria has a  small but highly developed agricultural sector. Belgium is located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea,  between France and the Netherlands. Its climate is temperate with mild  winters, and cool summers; rainy, humid and cloudy. The terrain is flat  coastal plain in northwest, central rolling hills and rugged mountains of  Ardennes. The economy consists of a private enterprise and has capitalized  on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and  diversified industrial and commercial base.   France is located in Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay  and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK;  bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain. In France there  is mostly flat plain or gently rolling hills in north and west; the remainder  is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in the south and the Alps in the east.  The economy of France is in the changing from a well-to-do modern  economy to one that relies more on market mechanisms. The government  has partially or fully privatized many large companies, banks, and insurers. Germany is located in Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and  the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.  The terrain consists of lowlands in the north, uplands in the center and the  Bavarian Alps in the south. Germany has the fifth largest economy is the  world in PPP terms and is Europe’s largest. Germany’s export oriented  economy has proved a disadvantage in the context of weak global demand.
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