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United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, & Germany EQ: Why are people attracted to certain regions to live?
United Kingdom <ul><li>Consists of 4 regions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scotland </li></ul>...
Population <ul><li>About 60 million people live in the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 90% of the UK’s people liv...
Government <ul><li>The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy. </li></ul><ul><li>The UK’s government is also a consti...
Climate <ul><li>The UK has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. </li></ul>
Location
Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: manufactured goods </li></ul><ul><li>coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead,...
Languages <ul><li>English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic </li></ul>
Russia
Population <ul><li>Russia is one of the most populous countries in the world, with 145.5 million people. </li></ul><ul><li...
Government <ul><li>Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has moved away from a communist government. </li>...
Climate <ul><li>Most of the western part of Russia has a humid continental climate. Summers are warm and rainy, while wint...
Location
Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Bauxite, coal, copper, fishing, gold, iron ore, lead, ...
Languages <ul><li>Russian and other local languages </li></ul>
Germany
Population <ul><li>Germany’s population is 82.6 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of its rivers and fertile land, ...
Government <ul><li>Like the US and Russia, Germany is a federal republic in which the national and state governments share...
Climate <ul><li>Because of its mountainous landscape, Germany has a cool climate. </li></ul><ul><li>*The Alps make up the ...
Location
Natural Resources <ul><li>An area in western Germany called the Ruhr ranks as one of the world’s most important industrial...
Languages <ul><li>Much of the country speaks German, which is from the same language family as English. </li></ul>
Italy
Population <ul><li>Italy has 57.2 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% of the population live in towns and cities. ...
Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: metal </li></ul><ul><li>coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, ...
Languages <ul><li>The people of Italy speak Italian, which developed from Latin, the language of ancient Rome. </li></ul><...
Government <ul><li>After WWII, Italy became a democratic government, although it is not stable.  </li></ul><ul><li>Many po...
Climate <ul><li>Most of Italy has a mild climate of sunny summers and rainy winters. In spring and summer, hot dry winds c...
Location
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4 Countries Uk, Russia, Germany,Italy

  1. 1. United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, & Germany EQ: Why are people attracted to certain regions to live?
  2. 2. United Kingdom <ul><li>Consists of 4 regions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Population <ul><li>About 60 million people live in the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 90% of the UK’s people live in cities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London has over 7 million people. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Government <ul><li>The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy. </li></ul><ul><li>The UK’s government is also a constitutional monarchy, in which the king or queen is the official head of state. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Climate <ul><li>The UK has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Location
  7. 7. Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: manufactured goods </li></ul><ul><li>coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, slate, arable land </li></ul>
  8. 8. Languages <ul><li>English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic </li></ul>
  9. 9. Russia
  10. 10. Population <ul><li>Russia is one of the most populous countries in the world, with 145.5 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people live WEST of the Ural mountains, where the climate is mildest and the land is the most fertile. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Government <ul><li>Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has moved away from a communist government. </li></ul><ul><li>Today Russia is a democracy, a government in which people freely elect their leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a federal republic--the power is divided between national and state governments with a president who leads the nation. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Climate <ul><li>Most of the western part of Russia has a humid continental climate. Summers are warm and rainy, while winters are cold and snowy. </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Russia experiences cool, short summers and long, snowy winters. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia’s northern border is a tundra (nearly frozen, treeless plain). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Location
  14. 14. Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Bauxite, coal, copper, fishing, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, nickel, tin, & zinc </li></ul>
  15. 15. Languages <ul><li>Russian and other local languages </li></ul>
  16. 16. Germany
  17. 17. Population <ul><li>Germany’s population is 82.6 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of its rivers and fertile land, Germany’s northern plain has many cities and towns. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of Europe’s most important waterways flows through southern Germany. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Government <ul><li>Like the US and Russia, Germany is a federal republic in which the national and state governments share power. </li></ul><ul><li>An elected president serves as Germany’s head of state, but he or she only carries out ceremonial powers. </li></ul><ul><li>The country’s chancellor, chosen by one of the 2 houses of parliament, is the real head of government. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Climate <ul><li>Because of its mountainous landscape, Germany has a cool climate. </li></ul><ul><li>*The Alps make up the southern landscape of Germany. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Location
  21. 21. Natural Resources <ul><li>An area in western Germany called the Ruhr ranks as one of the world’s most important industrial centers because of its rich deposits of coal and iron ore. </li></ul><ul><li>Germany imports about 1/3 of its food, although farmers grow grains, vegetables, and fruits. </li></ul><ul><li>Germany’s Black Forest is a huge producer of timber, although recently acid rain has severely damaged tree growth. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Languages <ul><li>Much of the country speaks German, which is from the same language family as English. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Italy
  24. 24. Population <ul><li>Italy has 57.2 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% of the population live in towns and cities. (More than 90% of Italians work in manufacturing and service industries.) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Natural Resources <ul><li>Major export: metal </li></ul><ul><li>coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land </li></ul>
  26. 26. Languages <ul><li>The people of Italy speak Italian, which developed from Latin, the language of ancient Rome. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a Romance language (root word = Rome; literally means “to speak in Roman fashion”) </li></ul><ul><li>Italian is closely related to French and Spanish (also Romance languages) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Government <ul><li>After WWII, Italy became a democratic government, although it is not stable. </li></ul><ul><li>Many political parties exist in Italy, and no single party has been strong enough to gain control alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy has seen many coalition governments, where two or more political parties work together to run the country. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Climate <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Location

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