What do you remember What can you tell me about Southern Europe? What can you tell me about West-Central Europe? What can you tell me about Northern Europe? What can you tell me about Eastern Europe?
Southern Europe Most of Southern Europe is made up of peninsulas and island. Southern Europe has whats known as a Mediterranean climate. Two major religions; Catholic, and Orthodox (Greece)
West-Central Europe Most of the region has a marine west coast climate with mild summers, cold winters, and frequent rain. West-Central Europes mild climate and resources support agriculture, energy production, and tourism. Physical features are the Alps, and Northern European Plains.
Northern Europe British Islesa group of islands located across the English Channel from the rest of Europe Marine west coast climate Scandinaviaa region of islands and peninsulas in far northern Europe, including Iceland to the west Artic climate
Eastern Europe Not economically as strong as the west. Under Soviet control for most of the 20 th century. This means that they were communist Primary religion is Orthodox Ethnic Cleansing in Balkans over race and religion. Climate- Humid continental (four seasons, cold winters)
Cold War (1946-1991) USSR (Russia) occupied countries of E Europe to create a buffer zone (region to protect Russia from further European invasion) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in Western Europe (U.S.), and Warsaw Pact in E Europe (U.S.S.R.) Both sides stockpiled weapons, waged propaganda war, raised fears
Urbanization: Concentration of populations in towns and cities. 75% of Europeans live in cities. Paris, FranceStockholm, Sweden London, EnglandBudapest, Hungary Rome, ItalyAthens, Greece Madrid, Spain Berlin, Germany