European Countries Project

By: Corwin Davis

GERMANY

Government

Limited Government

Part of the E.U.?

Germany is a member of the European Union.

Government Current Event

Frank-Walter Steinmeier (AKA German foreign Minister) is blaming Eurosceptics for being brainless and harmfull to the European Union. He says that, "They all promote anything national without making proposals of their own."

Current Leader:

Joachim Gauck

Historical Event:

A historical event that has happend in Germany was when Hitler killed hundreds and thousands of Jewish, gay, gypsy people. He was one of the causes of WW2.It was determned that he had killed himself after the war when he was in hiding.

A Person who Changed History:

Hitler was a man who also changed history for Germany and the world. He has scared all Jewish people and others who lived during the time he ruled Germany. Even today we still remember how he was so evil and ruthless in his time.

MONUMENT:

Worms Cathedral was created in 1181 and is a massive castle like building that is still standing today.

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Currency:

The Euro is the currency of Germany.

POPULATION:

80.399 million people live in Germany.

U.S. Forign Exchange Rate:

1.36 US dollars is 1 Euro

AGRICULTURE:

Over 80% of Germany is used for agriculture and forestry.

% of Arable Land:

34.26% is arable land

HUMAN INVORNMENT INTERACTION:

Forestry is an example of human environment interaction where they cut trees and put them to use for good things.

GDP per Capida:

GDP Per Capita: 41,514.17 USD

GDP

GDP:3399.60


Famous Brands:

Adidas is a famous brand of Germany that is all over the United States and in other countries.

Language:

German

Religion

Christianity is the largest religion in Germany which makes up 62% of the country.

Famous Landmarks

The Berlin Wall is what kept the west and the East divided during the Cold War. The wall is covered in graffiti but still stands in some parts of Germany. It is also the site of many illegal crossings over the border.

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FOOD:

Pork and beef are some of the main foods consumed in Germany in lots of different dishes that some Americans are not used to eating.

MUSIC / WRITING

Classical, opera, Christian, and rock music types are in Germany. The artists can go from Mozart to hardcore metal bands.

LOCATION:

Germany is located in Europe near its West cost.

CLIMATE:

Mild temperatures and not very long hot and cold months.

TOPOGRAPHY:

Germany's topography goes from flat lands, to coasts, to mountain ranges.

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COUNTRY: FRANCE

GOVERNMENT:

Type: semi-presidential system

Leader: François Hollande

Limited or unlimited: limited

European Union member: yes

Historical Political Event:

The Louisiana Purchase was when Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803.

Government Current Event:

France's Constitutional Council lets the government's "millionaire tax," to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million (1,000,000) euros a year.

Historical Monument

Nimes Arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world that is still standing to this very day.

Person who Changed History:

Napoleon Bonaparte was one who contributed to wars and he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814.

People and Land:

Population: 65.7 million

% arable land: 33.5

Agriculture: fishing, forestry, and farming

Human environment interaction: fishing to provide food for families

MONEY and BRANDS:

GDP: $515,276.00

GDP per capita: $34,329.90

Currency: Euro

Exchange rate to US dollars: 1.36 US dollars is 1 Euro

Major economic activities: industrial factories

Famous brands of France: Michelin is a car company that is all over the US and France.

Language:

French

Religion:

Catholic

Famous Landmark:

The Mona Lisa is a famous art painting that you can go see in France. It is one of the most famous art paintings in the world.

FOODS:

Lots of breads, pastries, and cheese are part of Frances foods and dishes.

MUSIC:

Orchestra, and Opera are some main music types in France.

LOCATION:

In-between Spain and Germany on the coast.

Climate:

Mild temperatures with some hot and cold seasons.

TOPOGRAPHY:

Flat lands, some mountains, and costal areas.

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ITALY

GOVERNMENT:

type: constitutional republic

Leader: Giorgio Napolitano

Limited or unlimited: limited

European Union Member: yes

Current Government Concern:

The government is trying to remove the economic sanctions against Iran.

Historical Political Event:

The overthrow of Mussolini's facist regime, to become democratic.

Historical Monument:

The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Person who changed History:

Leonardo da Vinca was an artist and an engineer and he painted the

Mona Lisa.

People

Population: 61.3 million people

% arable land: 23%

Agriculture :They grow fruits and vegetables but import wheat and half of there meat.

Human Environment Interaction: They eat a lot of fish because Italy is by the Ocean.

Money$$:

GDP: 2.01 trillion USD

GDP per capita: 33 thousand USD

Currency: Euro

Exchange rate to US dollar: 1.36 Euro for US dollar.


Major Economic Activities:

5th largest producer of solar energy and one of the leading producers of wine and olive oil.

Famous Brands of Italy:

Ferrari, a car company that is known all over the world along with Lamborghini, another car company.

Language:

Italian

Religion:

Catholicism is the largest.

Famous Landmarks:

The Colosseum and the Pantheon.

FOOD:

Spaghetti, pastas, risotto, and minestrone are some main foods.

Music:

Opera and classical music.

Location:

Near the Mediterranean Sea

Climate:

The climate is mild, chilly in the winter , and hot and dry in the summer.

Topography:

Has 2 mountain ranges, surrounded by seas on 3 sides.

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