8_9_11_Lecture_Notes - Ch 8 Europe-Learning Objectives...

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1 Ch 8 Europe-Learning Objectives Understand the nationalism that has thrown the region into armed conflict many times Understand the formation of the European Union and evolution of the euro Become familiar with physical, demographic, cultural, political, and economic characteristics of Europe Understand these concepts and models: Feudalism Hierarchical Diffusion Privatization Secularization Balkanization Cold War Command Economy European Union
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2 Introduction Europe is diverse Different climates, landforms, agricultural output 37 different countries Many different languages and cultures Long history of warfare, mostly along national lines Europe is globalizing, was a major colonial power European Union, a supranational organization Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia broke up; Germanies reunited Cradle of the Industrial Revolution
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