GEOG 1000 - Lecture 14 - Nov. 2, 2011

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 14 - Nov. 2, 2011 - Europe as a World...

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Europe as a World Region: Open Europe, Closed Europe Europe as a World Region - Europe does not naturally exist as a world region - It is a human creation - Eastern boundary of Europe is arbitrary - Diversity of people, landscape etc. - Home to half a billion people and large countries - Also home to micro-states - Diversity of languages - Europe is about two thirds of the size of North America The European Union - Re-making Europe as a “tighter” world region - In the early twentieth century was the world power economically and politically - Brief history: from chaos and disintegration to cooperation and integration - Europe was not a nice place to live in the 1940s because of the war - Western European countries came together about their coal and steel industries and decided to have one industry that they shared - Because of the success of this European powers came together to encourage free movement - Started to talk about political integration - By 1991 the EU emerges - A move of disintegration to integration with countries working together
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course GEOG 1000 taught by Professor Steveneflusty during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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GEOG 1000 - Lecture 14 - Nov. 2, 2011 - Europe as a World...

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