West-Central Europe Vocab Benelux--a customs union comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg Capitalism--an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations
West-Central Europe Vocab Chancellor--the chief minister of state in certain parliamentary governments, as in Germany Democracy--a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. The United States has a democratic government.
West-Central Europe Vocab Elevation--the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises Euro--the official common currency of 12 European Union nations Harbor--a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and providing protection from winds, waves, and currents.
West-Central Europe Vocab Hydroelectric Power--a form of energy generated by the conversion of free-falling water to electricity Landlocked– when a country or state is shut in completely, or almost completely, by land. Mainland--the principal land of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula
West-Central Europe Vocab Navigable River--A river that is deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships Northern European Plain-- The largest mountain-free landform in Europe, stretching from western France to Russia ***The next word is not listed on your sheet. Write the word and definition on the back or the bottom of your vocabulary sheet. Polder--an area of land reclaimed from the sea and protected by dams, especially in the Netherlands
West-Central Vocab Now that you have the definitions in front of you, please write five sentences that use at least ten of our thirteen vocabulary words. You can write these five sentences on the back of your vocabulary sheet.