Physical Characteristics of BelgiumYour goal: Beable to giveexamples ofthe physicalcharacteristicsof Belgium.
North SeaBelgium can  only send  ships out by  the North  Sea.
Bordering CountriesShares borders with• The Netherlands• Germany• Luxembourg• France
Human Characteristics of BelgiumYour goal: Beable to giveexamples ofthe humancharacteristicsof Belgium.
NATO Headquarters•North Atlantic Treaty Organization•Political, military and economiccooperation of nations worldwide
EU Headquarters•EU = European Union•Economic cooperation of European Countries
Population• Population 11 million• 25% foreign born from  – Morocco  – Turkey  – Congo
The Congo• King Leopold II  – Encouraged rubber companies  – Forced Africans to collect sap
Congo River Valley
Belgium and the Belgian Congo• Compare the sizes of  the Belgian Congo to  the nation of  Belgium.• How would a Belgian  j...
Rubber Trees
The Schlieffen                             PlanWorld War I planfor Germany toinvade France bygoing throughBelgium (1914)
Population• Population 11 million• 25% foreign born from  – Morocco  – Turkey  – Congo
The Adventures of TinTin                                        1930s-1940sComic book about foreign explorations
Diamonds•Diamond center of the world•85% of all rough diamonds are sold inAntwerp, Belgium
Brussels Sprout•Named for the city of Brussels, Belgium
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Belgium

  1. 1. Physical Characteristics of BelgiumYour goal: Beable to giveexamples ofthe physicalcharacteristicsof Belgium.
  2. 2. North SeaBelgium can only send ships out by the North Sea.
  3. 3. Bordering CountriesShares borders with• The Netherlands• Germany• Luxembourg• France
  4. 4. Human Characteristics of BelgiumYour goal: Beable to giveexamples ofthe humancharacteristicsof Belgium.
  5. 5. NATO Headquarters•North Atlantic Treaty Organization•Political, military and economiccooperation of nations worldwide
  6. 6. EU Headquarters•EU = European Union•Economic cooperation of European Countries
  7. 7. Population• Population 11 million• 25% foreign born from – Morocco – Turkey – Congo
  8. 8. The Congo• King Leopold II – Encouraged rubber companies – Forced Africans to collect sap
  9. 9. Congo River Valley
  10. 10. Belgium and the Belgian Congo• Compare the sizes of the Belgian Congo to the nation of Belgium.• How would a Belgian justify this?
  11. 11. Rubber Trees
  12. 12. The Schlieffen PlanWorld War I planfor Germany toinvade France bygoing throughBelgium (1914)
  13. 13. Population• Population 11 million• 25% foreign born from – Morocco – Turkey – Congo
  14. 14. The Adventures of TinTin 1930s-1940sComic book about foreign explorations
  15. 15. Diamonds•Diamond center of the world•85% of all rough diamonds are sold inAntwerp, Belgium
  16. 16. Brussels Sprout•Named for the city of Brussels, Belgium

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