geography chapter four
Last Modified: 2011-06-30
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age of exploration
Technological innovation in navigation, shipbuilding, commerce
* establishment of colonies around the world
council of the European Union
the principle decision making institution of the European Union.
official currency of 13 EU members
*UK, Denmark, Sweden all voted not to use it
*new members pledged to switch to Euro beginning in 2008
*elmiates currency exchange fees
*eliminates currency fluctuation that impact trade within the EU
European Coal and Steel
founded in 1958
*belgium, netherlands, luxembourg, france, italy, wast germany
eliminated tariffs and promoted trade
Goal of integration was to prevent further conflict. European leaders, such as w. churchill, promoted some from of european integration
* competitor and counterweight for the United States
* allows smaller countries to achieve economies of scale
*promotes the equitable distribution of economic activity, opportunity, human well-being and enviornmental quality.
objective to organize rural areas for defense
knights emerge as permanent aristocracy collecting revenues from serfs
Processors and transformers of raw materials and intermediate products into more finished products
* speacialization based on complementary products
*dominated european urbanization in the 19th century
Single Member Districts
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