4 European Countries 
UUnniitteedd 
KKiinnggddoomm 
GGeerrmmaannyy 
RRuussssiiaa 
Italy 
EQ: WHY are 
people attracted 
to...
UNITED KINGDOM
U. K. 
 4 regions: 
 England 
 Scotland 
 Wales 
 Northern Ireland
ENGLAND
British Royal Guard
Beefeaters
Wales
Scotland
North Ireland
U.K. Population / Languages 
Population: 60 million people live in the U.K. 
Wales – 2.9 millions 
Scotland – 5.1 million ...
Government 
 Parliamentary Democracy 
 The political leader is called the Prime Minister. 
 The UK also has a constitut...
British Parliament Building
Prime Minister – David Cameron
Queen Elizabeth of England
Location 
Do you see 
all the 
ISLANDS??
English Channel
Resources 
 Major export: manufactured goods 
 Natural resources: coal, petroleum, and 
natural 
gas 

RUSSIA
Location
Saint 
Basil’s 
Cathedral 
is one of 
Russia’s 
most famous 
buildings.
Population / Languages 
 Russia is one of the most populous countries in 
the world, with 145.5 million people. 
 Most p...
(population map)
Government 
 Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, 
Russia has moved away from a communist 
government. 
 Today...
President - Dmi t r y Medvedev
Climate 
 Western Russia has a continental climate. 
Summers are warm and rainy, while winters 
are cold and snowy.
Climate 
 Northern Russia is a tundra and the land is 
frozen all year. 
 Siberia is a famous part of the Russian tundra...
Siberia
Natural Resources 
 Major export: petroleum 
 Bauxite, coal, copper, fishing,
GERMANY
Location 
Do you see 
the LAND on 
sides? 
Do you see 
the small 
peninsula 
on top?
Population / Language 
 Germany has 82.6 
million people. 
 Because of its rivers 
and fertile land, Germany’s 
northern...
The Rhine River 
The Rhine River 
Has a HUGE impact 
on Germany’s 
cities, population, 
economy and 
Transportation.
Government 
 Federal Republic (US and Russia) 
in which the national and state governments 
share power. 
 Chancellor - ...
President and Chancellor 
 President: 
Horst Köhler 
 Chancellor: 
Angela Merkel
Climate 
Because of its mountainous landscape, Germany 
has a cool climate. Part of the Alps are in the 
South.
Natural Resources 
The Ruhr ranks (in west Germany) has one of 
the WORLD’s LARGEST deposits of coal and 
iron ore. 
Black...
ITALY
Location 
Do you see 
the funny 
Peninsula? 
Do you see 
How close it 
is to Africa?
Population 
 Italy has 57.2 million people. 
 About 70% of the population live in towns and 
cities. 
 More than 90% of...
Languages 
 The people of Italy speak Italian 
(which developed from Latin, the language of 
ancient Rome) 
 Italian is ...
Natural Resources 
 Major export: metal 
 coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, 
zinc, gold, tin, limestone, sal...
Government 
 After WWII, Italy became a democratic 
government, although it is not stable. 
 Many political parties exis...
President – Giorgio Napolitano
Climate 
 Most of Italy has a mild climate of sunny 
summers and rainy winters. 
 In spring and summer, hot dry winds ca...
4 European Countries….. 
UUnniitteedd KKiinnggddoomm 
GGeerrmmaannyy 
RRuussssiiaa 
Italy 
Which one would you live in?
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  • The BRG is also known as the “Queen’s Guard”. They have special uniforms and are only located at the palace. They are both an infantry and a cavalry.
  • Traditional beefeaters were the special soldiers that guarded the Tower of London. They looked after the prisoners and also protected the crown jewels. The name comes from French, “buffetier”, which were the guards of the king’s food. For hundreds of years, these guards were paid with money AND with excellent portions of beef.
  • People from Wales speak Welsh. It does not sound like English at all!
  • Bagpipes are the traditional Scottish instrument. Edinburg Castle is world famous.
  • Very crowded cities…. Very few people in the countryside.
  • Parliament and Big Ben
  • St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of Russia’s most famous buildings
  • The Ural mountains provide a natural border separating western Russia from the rest of the country. Western Russian has a much warmer climate, while the middle and eastern part of Russia are extremely cold.
  • Dmitry Medvedev
  • This is the Rhine River.
  • Giorgio NAPOLITANO
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    1. 1. 4 European Countries UUnniitteedd KKiinnggddoomm GGeerrmmaannyy RRuussssiiaa Italy EQ: WHY are people attracted to certain regions to live?
    2. 2. UNITED KINGDOM
    3. 3. U. K.  4 regions:  England  Scotland  Wales  Northern Ireland
    4. 4. ENGLAND
    5. 5. British Royal Guard
    6. 6. Beefeaters
    7. 7. Wales
    8. 8. Scotland
    9. 9. North Ireland
    10. 10. U.K. Population / Languages Population: 60 million people live in the U.K. Wales – 2.9 millions Scotland – 5.1 million North Ireland – 1.8 million Fact: 90% of the UK’s people live in cities. Languages: English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
    11. 11. Government  Parliamentary Democracy  The political leader is called the Prime Minister.  The UK also has a constitutional monarchy, in which the king or queen is the official head of state.
    12. 12. British Parliament Building
    13. 13. Prime Minister – David Cameron
    14. 14. Queen Elizabeth of England
    15. 15. Location Do you see all the ISLANDS??
    16. 16. English Channel
    17. 17. Resources  Major export: manufactured goods  Natural resources: coal, petroleum, and natural gas 
    18. 18. RUSSIA
    19. 19. Location
    20. 20. Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of Russia’s most famous buildings.
    21. 21. Population / Languages  Russia is one of the most populous countries in the world, with 145.5 million people.  Most people live WEST of the Ural mountains, where the climate is mildest and the land is the most fertile. (see next slide)  Russian and local village languages
    22. 22. (population map)
    23. 23. Government  Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has moved away from a communist government.  Today Russia is a democracy, (a government in which people freely elect their leaders) AND a federal republic (the power is divided between national and state governments)
    24. 24. President - Dmi t r y Medvedev
    25. 25. Climate  Western Russia has a continental climate. Summers are warm and rainy, while winters are cold and snowy.
    26. 26. Climate  Northern Russia is a tundra and the land is frozen all year.  Siberia is a famous part of the Russian tundra.
    27. 27. Siberia
    28. 28. Natural Resources  Major export: petroleum  Bauxite, coal, copper, fishing,
    29. 29. GERMANY
    30. 30. Location Do you see the LAND on sides? Do you see the small peninsula on top?
    31. 31. Population / Language  Germany has 82.6 million people.  Because of its rivers and fertile land, Germany’s northern plain has many cities and towns. People speak German.
    32. 32. The Rhine River The Rhine River Has a HUGE impact on Germany’s cities, population, economy and Transportation.
    33. 33. Government  Federal Republic (US and Russia) in which the national and state governments share power.  Chancellor - chosen by the parliament and is the real head of government.  President - serves as head of state, but only has ceremonial powers.
    34. 34. President and Chancellor  President: Horst Köhler  Chancellor: Angela Merkel
    35. 35. Climate Because of its mountainous landscape, Germany has a cool climate. Part of the Alps are in the South.
    36. 36. Natural Resources The Ruhr ranks (in west Germany) has one of the WORLD’s LARGEST deposits of coal and iron ore. Black Forest is a huge producer of timber.
    37. 37. ITALY
    38. 38. Location Do you see the funny Peninsula? Do you see How close it is to Africa?
    39. 39. Population  Italy has 57.2 million people.  About 70% of the population live in towns and cities.  More than 90% of Italians work in manufacturing and service industries.
    40. 40. Languages  The people of Italy speak Italian (which developed from Latin, the language of ancient Rome)  Italian is closely related to French and Spanish
    41. 41. Natural Resources  Major export: metal  coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
    42. 42. Government  After WWII, Italy became a democratic government, although it is not stable.  Many political parties exist in Italy, and no single party has been strong enough to gain control alone.  Italy is unique because often two or more political parties work together to run the country.
    43. 43. President – Giorgio Napolitano
    44. 44. Climate  Most of Italy has a mild climate of sunny summers and rainy winters.  In spring and summer, hot dry winds called siroccos blow across Italy from North Africa.
    45. 45. 4 European Countries….. UUnniitteedd KKiinnggddoomm GGeerrmmaannyy RRuussssiiaa Italy Which one would you live in?
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