-a giant peninsula with a bunch of other peninsulas
-a land of islands and diverse climates
-stuck between and to the west of the asian land mass, just north of Africa -natural resources are diverse
-4 areas-western uplands, north european, alpine system, central uplands -carpathian mountains (home of dracula)
-relative location situated at the crossroads of the lands hemisphere, at the half of the globe with the greatest lands surface
-maximum efficiency for global contact
-dense network of navigable rivers and canals
-aided contacts within Europe and beyond
-close proximities and immense cultural diversity
-Greece’s cultural political foundations
-City-States: small territories of cities and their hinterlands ruled by elected governments -Rome’s political and urban system:
-borrowed from Greeks, but expanded their empire and built a vast infrastructure network
-Roman political and economic spheres:
-system of rule over a vast area and people would continue as a European hallmark -Local functional specialization:people in a particular place concentrate
-after federal turmoil of the Middle Ages, monarchies laid the foundations of modern states European revival or Renaissance in science, discovery, and culture began in the 15th century ‘Mercantilism driven by exploration led the way for competition-driven capitalism and colonialism Growth of Agriculture Sector
-growth in markets and population created economic opportunities for European farmers The Industrial Revolution
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-involved centralization of power into largest national territories into absolutist states
-The Mainland Core-there are eight states
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-The Mainland Core:Benelux
● Benelux:Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
● Belgium and Netherlands
○ Situated on an estuary or mouth of a river with direct access to the sea ● Highly productive trio:
○ Belgium and netherlands in world's top 20 economies
○ Luxembourg has world's highest per capita GNI
-The Mainland Core:The Alpine States
● Shared site and little else
○ Landlocked location with no coastal outlets and a mountainous terrain ○ Linguistic differences
○ Distinct urban networks
○ Uneven endowment of natural resources
-The Mainland Core:The Czech Republic