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Europe Notes - UNIQUE EUROPE DIVERSITY of environment...

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UNIQUE EUROPE DIVERSITY DYNAMISM 3 REVOLUTIONS IN EUROPE AGRICULTURAL land tenure changes improved farming techniques farm mechanization storage facilities distribution systems INDUSTRIAL socio-economic change demographic transition mass urbanization, triggered by mass manufacturing POLITICAL monarchies yielded to: nationalism republics these became dominant as democracy flourished BOUNDARIES OF EUROPE PHYSICAL NORTH > Arctic Ocean SOUTH > EAST > Ural Mountains WEST > Atlantic Ocean POLITICAL 5 REGIONS OF EUROPE BRITISH ISLES WESTERN EUROPE NORDIC EUROPE MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE PHYSICAL LANDSCAPE OF EUROPE
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WESTERN UPLANDS NORTH EUROPEAN LOWLAND [GREAT EUROPEAN PLAIN] CENTRAL UPLANDS ALPINE MOUNTAINS MAJOR CLIMATES OF EUROPE Cfb or Marine West Coast -- humid temperate, no dry season, cool summer Csa or Mediterranean – humid temperate, hot, dry summer Cfa -- humid temperate, no dry season, hot summer Dfb -- humid cold, no dry season, cool summer Dfc -- humid cold, no dry season, short, cool summer VEGETATION OF EUROPE Europe was originally covered with forests. Currently, Europe is deforested, except in the mountains. MAJOR MINERALS OF EUROPE COAL IRON LIMESTONE OIL GAS SALT POTASH SULFUR MERCURY GRAPHITE ETHNICITY OF EUROPE RACE Caucasian, with 3 sub-types: > Nordic > Mediterranean > Middle European MAJOR LANGUAGES OF EUROPE
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LANGUAGES INDO-EUROPEAN is the major family: Romance sub-family French Italian Portuguese Romanian Romansch (Switzerland) Spanish Walloon (Belgium) Germanic sub-family Danish Dutch English Flemish (Belgium, Netherlands) Frisian (Netherlands, Germany) German Norwegian Swedish Special Notes – Luxembourg – German, French Spain – Spanish (official), Catalan, Galician, Basque (unknown origin) Switzerland – German, French, Italian, Romansch Andorra – Catalan (official), Spanish, French Liechtenstein – German Monaco – French San Marino – Italian Vatican State – Latin, Italian EAST EUROPEANS mostly speak languages that are part of the Slavic sub-family.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course GEOG 140 taught by Professor (onlinecourse) during the Summer '11 term at Parkland.

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