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In the Scottish highlands, you might cross _________, treeless, windy areas with damp ground.
The United Kingdom has a form of government called a ___________________________, in which voters elect representatives to the Parliament.
The United Kingdom is a___________________ because a king or quen is the official head of state.
In Norway, steep-sided valleys that cut into the sea are called__________and provide sheltered harbors.
Many Finns relax in rooms heated by hot stones. The rooms are called____________.
Most of the network of rivers that connects the regions of France are_______________, or wide and deep enough to allow the the passage of ships.
In spring and summer, hot dry winds called__________ blow across Italy from North Africa.
The difficult task of bringing East and West Germany together again is called __________________.
The united Germany is a ____________________, in wich the national government and the state governments share powers.
The Dutch build dikes to control and confine the sea. They they pump the wetlands dry. These drained wetlands are called ____________.
Luxembourg is prosperous because many _______________________, or firms that do business in several countries, have their headquarters there.
Spain, Portugal, and Andorra are located on the ________________.
Much of the interior of the Iberian Peninsula is a ______________.
Spain is one of the world's leading producers of ____________________.
Portugal is the world's leading exporter of ________.
Today, Spain is a ______________________and Portugal is a _________________________.
constitutional monarcy, parliamentary republic
The Italian peninsula sticks out into the center of the ___________________and looks like a boot.
Two countries lie within Italy:___________ and _________________.
San Marino and Vatican City
The ________ tower over northern Italy.
____________________________are located in the southern part of Italy.
Today Italy is one of the worlds leading ___________ economies.
northern Italy is the center of _____________.
Italy's government is a ______________________.
Most Italians work in manufacturing and ____________ industries.
The Greek mainland is located on the southern tip of the ______________________.
________________is a vital part of Greece's economy.
The government of Greece is a __________________.
More than half of the people in Greece live in ________________.
More than 95% of Greeks are ____________________________.
Greek Orthodox Christians
Why does Norway have a mostly cold climate?
Because 1/3 of its land lies in the artic circle
Why is Norway wealthy?
Because of fishing and mining for oil and natural gas
What type of government exists in Norway today?
A parlimentary democracy and monarchy with elected prime minister
Why is Sweden wealthy?
Because of its abundant natural resources and exports
Where do most people in Sweden live?
In cities or the southern lowlands
Where does Finland get most of its wealth?
Where did the ancestors of the Finns come from?
They came from Siberia in Russia
What kind of land makes up Denmark?
Penninsulas and islands
What products does Denmark export?
Porcelain, LEGOs, and cheese, ham, and bacon
How do the people of Iceland use the country's hot springs and geysers?
To heat their homes, buildings, and swimming pools
The _________rise in southern Germany.
The lower slopes of the Alps are covered with ______.
The ____________________winds across southern Germany.
Rivers in northern Germany are used to transport ______________and _________________.
reaw materials and manufactured goods
The _________________is located in the west, on the border with France.
The _________is one of the world's most important industrial centers and located in Germany.
Germany imports about one-third of its_______.
The landscape in Switzerland is formed mostly by the _______.
Switzerland makes high-quality goods from __________ materials.
Austria is a ___________ country.
Austria is one of the most ______________ countries in the world.
Austria's climate is similar to ________________.
Austria's lowland areas receive_______ in the winter.
Austria's mountains provide __________ and the rivers generate ______________power.
timber and hydroelectric
Austrian factories produce machinery, ___________. __________, and vehicles.
chemicals and metals
What 4 regions make up the United Kingdom?
England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom is a major ____________and ___________country.
industrial and trading
The United Kingdom's leading exports are _________________ and _______________.
manufactured goods and machinery
Most of the people in the United Kingdom work in ___________industries.
The government of the United Kingdom is a _______________and a __________________.
parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy
Most people in the United Kingdom live in ________ and ____________.
cities and towns
The capital of the United Kingdom is___________.
Ireland is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the ______________.
In the center of Ireland is a rolling__________covered with forests and farmlands.
In Ireland, ________ from bogs is used for fuel.
Ireland's economy is based on __________________ and __________.
manufacturing and farming
Ireland joined the __________________ to market products more widely.
Ireland's two official languages are ________________
Gaelic and English
Life often centers around the neighborhood__________, in Ireland.
The capital of Ireland is____________.
France is covered by______________, ____________, and __________________.
flat plains, mountains, and rivers
France has a__________ and _____________ideal for agriculture.
climate and rich soil
France's economy relies on ____________and ______________.
agriculture and manufacturing
France produces more ____________than any other nation in western Europe.
France's government is known as the _________________.
The three small Benelux countries have _______in common.
Belgium has _____natural resources.
The Netherlands are _________populated.
Most people work in_________________, __________________, and ____________.
service industries, manufacturing, and trade
Many ______________companies are headquartered in Luxembourg.
Where does the Pope live and work?
What is a Nordic country that is an island?
Most of Denmark is on _____________.
Where is the little mermaid statue?
Name 2 artist that lived in Paris.
Monet and Reinor
What lies between Switzerland and Austria?
What is a favorite skiing destination in Germany?
What is the largest Greek island?
What are the BENELUX countries?
BElgium, NEtherlands, and LUXemburg
Where is the Parthenon?
What country gets 80% of is power from nuclear power plants?