Intro to Europe - Depth vs. Breadth Unified Policies...

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Intro to  Europe  (and  Russia):  Unit III J. King, MVCC
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Main Points of Discussion   What is Europe? Why did Europe get so rich and powerful? What makes Europe so special?  The Great World War, 1914-1945
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Europe’s Qualities Europe Rules the Waves Europe Sneezes, the World Catches Cold Vanguard of Revolution Numerous nation-states Urbanized   population High standards of living
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Your Schoolbooks as a Kid
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What IS  Europe? Different things  to different  people Europe Minus  States of Former  Soviet Union Some in EU,  others not
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The Current EU Notable Absent  Countries: Norway Switzerland Currently 27  countries One (sorta) has  left: Greenland Not all on Euro
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Difficulties in Current EU Currency Crisis Wealth Disparity Spread Too Thinly
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Unformatted text preview: Depth vs. Breadth Unified Policies Economic Political Social Whats the EU supposed to do? Flashpoint: UK, Consociational States Separate, but Equal Austria Italy Switzerland Belgium Netherlands (kinda) Why Europe? Diamond Thesis (Guns, Germs, and Steel) Turchin Thesis (War and Peace and War) Economic Historian Thesis Other Ideas, etc. History of Europe Regions and Core of the European Realm Note the similarities Shadow of Europe Population Today, 1/9 th 100 yrs. ago, 1/4 th The Decline of Nationalism European Supranationalism, Cultural Heterogeneity (USA), and Postindustrialism Historical Geography...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course GEO 102 taught by Professor Jasonking during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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