03-Europe-1(GEOG142) - EUROPE I (CHAPTER 1: 38-95)...

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    EUROPE I (CHAPTER 1: 38-95)
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    Historic Worldwide Impact European colonization was the first step  of globalization-Changed societies from  Africa to Australia World War I (1914-1918) World War II (1939-1945) Iron Curtain & Cold War End of the Cold War & Reunified  Europe 1990
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    Defining the Realm Population-583 million 39 Countries Diverse climate, cultures, resources &  Physical landscape
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    “Land Hemisphere” Nowhere in Europe is far from the sea Iberian, Scandinavian, Balkan, Jutland  and Italy are all peninsulas No place in Europe is very far from  anyplace else in Europe Rome and Paris are closer than NYC  and Chicago
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    SUBDIVISIONS OF THE REALM Western Europe Eastern Europe British Isles Northern Europe Mediterranean Europe
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    PHYSICAL LANDSCAPES Alpine System Western Uplands Central Uplands North European Lowland
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    Alpine Mountains Alps Pyrenees Appennines Dinnaric Carpathian
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    Western Upland Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland Geologically old mountains Pleistocene glaciations Modest elevations
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    Central Uplands England to central Europe to Ukraine Hills and small plateaus Forest on slopes Coal fields Farmland Center of the Industrial Revolution
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    Northern European Lowland Elevation less than 500’ Netherlands reclamation of the sea Most densely populated area of Europe Intensive  very diverse farming region Navigable rivers and canals Roads and railroads
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    MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES (p42) WESTERN EXTREMITY OF EURASIA LINGERING WORLD INFLUENCE HIGH DEGREES OF SPECIALIZATION MANUFACTURING DOMINANCE NUMEROUS NATION-STATES URBANIZED POPULATION HIGH STANDARDS OF LIVING
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    Major Geographic Qualities Western Extremity of Eurasia Maximum efficiency for contact with the  rest of the world-Central location Transportation & Trade-Surrounded by  water bodies Transected by rivers
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    Major Geographic Qualities History of global political and economic  domination Colonialism, Neocolonialism and  Globalization Does it continue today?
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    Major Geographic Qualities Diverse natural environment-Atlas p145 Generally productive and varied but  mild climates (except NE and East) Good soils and productive agriculture Industrial resources-coal, petroleum,  iron ore, lead, copper and bauxite
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    Major Geographic Qualities High degree of functional specialization Diverse societies
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    Major Geographic Qualities Strong manufacturing economies Generally productivity declines from  west to east
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    Major Geographic Qualities Large population cluster Highly urbanized Well educated High standard of living Aging population
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GEOG 142 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Mott Community College.

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