2007 annual list of the 100 most valuable global brands.  Rolex is also the largest single luxury watch brand by far, producing about 2,000 watches per day, with estimated revenues of around US$3 billion. Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a German  philosopher , political economist , historian , political theorist , sociologist , communist , and revolutionary , whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism . Chanel is a Parisian fashion house .Specializing in luxury goods ( haute couture , ready-to-wear , handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others), the Chanel label has become one of the most recognized names in the luxury and haute couture fashion industry The largest beer festival in the world is Oktoberfest in Germany .
Introductory Paragraph West Central Europe has been important to world history . It has influenced( 影响 ) world culture , religion , and industry in many ways. The countries of this region have had many wars , but are now working together in stead of apart.
Extension Questions Which western central European country extends farthest north? Which is the smallest western central European country? Which western central European countries have access( 靠近 ) to the ocean? Germany Monaco 1.9 km 2 France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany
Lesson 1 Western and Central Europe Where is Western Central Europe Located? 55 0 N 43 0 N North Sea English Channel The Bay of Biscay Mediterranean Sea
Why Is the Area Important? Western central Europe’s location has helped it influence the world. It is near both Africa and some parts of Asia . For hundreds of years, people and goods have traveled to North and South America from the many ports of these countries. Explorers and settles left these ports on long sea voyages spread European beliefs , cultures , and languages .
Lesson Review 8 Netherlands Luxembourg Switzerland middle North English Mediterranean Biscay Atlantic