History and Government

Density and Distribution

  • The united kingdom is the most densely populated country in the sub region
  • The 16.8 million people crated a population density of 662 people per square mile
  • Denmark and Ireland have high densities as well
  • These countries have a temperate climate
  • Internal and external migration has shaped the sub region
  • Internal: occurred from rural areas
  • Irelands famine and economic depression caused 1.6 million people to leave the country
  • London is the largest and oldest urban area and the capital of the united kingdom
  • 8.5 million people live in London

Early Peoples

  • Britain’s earliest ancestors may have arrived from mainland Europe
  • During that time a bridge connected the two areas
  • Celts spread to the British isles around 500bc
  • The Sami were native people of Norway, Sweden, and Finland
  • They were decedents of nomadic people
  • Between 55bc and A.D 1066 the countries of northern Europe began to take shape
  • In A.D 43 romans invaded Britain
  • The romans built towns, roads, and cities
  • The Roman Empire declined in A.D 400s
  • The middle ages lasted from about A.D 500 to A.D 1500
  • This was known as the period between ancient and modern times
  • Scandinavia powers invaded Europe during this time
  • Viking kingdoms led to the development of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
  • Feudalism- a system in which monarchs and lords gave land to nobles in return of pledges of loyalty
  • The reformation was a religious movement of the 1500s
  • This movement was led by Martin Luther , that began in Germany

Winds of Change

  • Enlightenment was a movement to value reason and question tradition
  • Industrial Revolution transformed manufacturing in Europe by replacing human labor with machines
  • Industrial Capitalism was an economic system in which owners used profits to expand their companies
  • Communism- a philosophy that called for economic equality and ownership of resources by workers

A New Era

  • In the last few decades, northern European countries have built strong democracies and successful economies
  • Today northern Europe belongs to the European Union (EU.
  • The EU’s goal is a united Europe in which goods, services, and workers can move freely among member countries
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