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  Western Europe Travel Guide by Hostelbookers
However, Western Europe could never be described as living in the past.
Travelling around Western Europe is now easier than it ever was, thanks to the ever-expanding European Union, which is breaking down borders for travellers and companies alike, meaning that there will usually be familiar icons no matter where you go.
Western Europe can offer almost everything a traveller could want and while it is perhaps one of the more expensive parts of the world, there are many areas where travellers can find bargains and spend a comfortable holiday without having to break the bank.
www.hostelbookers.com /info/guides/western_europe   (558 words)

  Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and–according to the traditional geographic definition–to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea, and the Caucasus Mountains (in Caucasia).
Europe's eastern frontier is vague, but has traditionally been given as the divide of the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea to the southeast.
Geographically, Europe is the western portion of the larger landmass known as Eurasia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europe   (4072 words)

 Western Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Western Europe is mainly a socio-political concept coined, forged and used during the Cold War.
Western Europe was largely defined by the Cold War, with the "Iron Curtain" separating it from the Warsaw Pact countries.
During the final stages of WWII the future of the whole of Europe had been decided between the Allies in the Yalta Conference, between the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, the President of the USA Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Europe   (1804 words)

 Western Europe Travel News & Articles, By Hostelbookers
HostelBookers.com Celebrates as it Hits 1,000,000 Bookings The cash register may not ka-ching, nor is there a shower of balloons, bunting, and a fawning store manager, but reaching the 1,000,000th customer mark is just as exciting for online companies, too.
Backpackers crossing Europe might care to take a trip to the Austrian capital Vienna for some unique entertainment.
Backpackers travelling around Europe might have to give Italy's national dish a miss, after a local consumer association called for a one-day strike against pasta.
www.hostelbookers.com /info/news/western_europe   (156 words)

 THE SHAPING OF WESTERN EUROPE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
With the failure of the Eastern Romans to hold onto the reconquests of the Emperor Justinian (527-565), Western Europe was left relatively isolated at the far western end of the belt of civilizations.
Western Europe had, by now, more than recovered the wealth and population it had lost with the Germanic invasions and the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, and it had done so largely with its own resources.
Europe was reaching the status of an advanced civilization, and was doing so without relying on the labor of masses of slaves, without the direction and coordination of a central government, and without infusions of foreign capital either through trade or conquest.
www.ku.edu /kansas/medieval/100/sections/13europe.html   (1632 words)

 Western Europe
The climate of Western Europe is a marine climate.  Its abundant moisture comes from the Atlantic Ocean.  The ocean moderates the temperature during the seasons, making the winter moist and mild, and the summer moist and cool.  This influence can also be called the North Atlantic Drift.
Western European climates tend to be noticeably milder than their latitudinal equivalents in North America because: A. Eurasia is a larger continent; B. Western Europe is closer to the North Pole; C. of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf stream; D. there are no high mountains in Western Europe.
As a result of their central location, the nations of Western Europe: A. enjoy relatively easy potential for contact with most of the inhabited world and its resources; B. tend to be very large by world standards; C. are assured of easy markets for whatever they can produce; D. dominate decision-making at World conferences.
maps.unomaha.edu /peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam2/WE.html   (909 words)

 Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Western Europe is distinguished from Central and Eastern Europe by geography and by differences of and culture.
During the Cold War when Western Europe designated the democratic that were part of NATO and under American influence the term was often used a counterbalance to Eastern Europe that was under Soviet influence.
Until the enlargement of the European Union of 2004 Western Europe was often associated with that Union with the exception of Greece).
www.freeglossary.com /Western_Europe   (729 words)

 Articles - Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Western Europe is mainly a cultural/political concept coined, forged and used during the Cold War.
It was, and still is to a lesser extent, distinguished from Eastern Europe by differences of economics, politics, culture and religion rather than by clear geography.
Eastern Europe was basically composed by all the countries liberated by the Soviet armies from German occupation, joined by German Democratic Republic (informaly known as East Germany) formed in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
www.techize.com /articles/Western_Europe   (1925 words)

 Discount Western Europe and European Cruises at CruiseCheap.com
Western Europe is home to several of Europe's great capital cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam, as well as the wine country of France and Spain.
Western Europe is also easy to get to, as flight time from North America is usually less than nine hours and there are plenty of reasonable fares, departure cities and airlines from which to choose.
Cruises to the countries of Western Europe are usually offered in the spring and the fall, while itineraries around the British Isles typically sail in July when the weather is most favorable.
www.cruisecheap.com /europe_cruises.asp?pageID=70   (980 words)

Globally, Europe's relative location, at the heart of the land hemisphere, is one for maximum efficiency for contact with the rest of the world.
Southern and Western Europe consist almost entirely of peninsulas and islands from Greece, Italy and the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) to the British Isles, Denmark and the Scandinavian peninsula (Norway and Sweden).
The Western Uplands (Scandinavia, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany (Western France), Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden) are geologically related to the Appalachian Mountains of North America separated by divergence of the North American and Eurasian Plates.
www.cnr.vt.edu /boyer/geog1014/TOPICS/113W_eur/W_eur.htm   (2036 words)

 USATODAY.com - Religion takes a back seat in Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Every major religion except Islam is declining in Western Europe, according to the Center for the Study on Global Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass.
The birth rate throughout much of Western Europe has fallen so drastically that the population in many countries is shrinking, indicating that women throughout Europe now routinely use artificial birth control, in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church's teachings.
The spread of religion and the conversion of the masses often were bloody affairs — from the Crusades and the papal wars to the Spanish Inquisition and the Protestant Reformation.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-10-europe-religion-cover_x.htm?csp=N009   (1937 words)

 Western Europe Downloads - Download Western Europe Music - Download Western Europe MP3s
Western European folk music, however, is even older, and flourished in the rural villages that dotted the farmlands of Western Europe, including Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland,...
Western European folk music, however, is even older, and flourished in the rural villages that dotted the farmlands of Western Europe, including Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Germany.
A number of traditional Western European folk songs do exist which commemorate holidays, especially Christmas, however, most European sacred music cannot really be classified as folk -- there was little regional variation in early church music and much later sacred music fell under the umbrella of classical styles.
www.mp3.com /western-europe/genre/883/subgenre.html   (1165 words)

 First Europe Tutorial - Germanic Invasions
The Defeat of the Hunnic Empire C.E. As the Visigoths approached Italy in the early fifth century, the Western Empire responded by shifting troops from Britain and from the Rhine and Danube frontiers to the defence of Italy.
The End of the Western Empire C.E. The Invasion of Italy by the Ostrogoths C.E. A Germanic people that migrated in a very different way than the other Germanic tribes, and with greater and more lasting presence, as a result, were the Franks.
Despite their relatively small numbers, the invaders were able to invade western Europe because they were militarily superior to the Roman army, the frontiers were poorly defended, and because they likely met with little opposition from the Roman population.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/firsteuro/invas.html   (1332 words)

 Religious Freedom in Western Europe
Minority religions are treated better in western Europe than in most other regions of the world.
Civil liberties, in general, are respected and nourished by the nations of western Europe.
The Council of Europe issued a declaration on April 26, citing its view that the legislation could be discriminatory and violate human rights standards.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/rm/2001/4076.htm   (1442 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Health - Europe - Western Europe
The preventive measures you need to take while traveling in Western Europe depend on the areas you visit and the length of time you stay.
Tickborne encephalitis, a viral infection of the central nervous system, occurs chiefly in Central and Western Europe.
Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11–12 years who did not complete the series as infants.
www.worldworx.tv /health/europe/western-europe   (866 words)

 Amazon.ca: Western Europe: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
There are the (1) Europe guides (reviewed here), (2) the single country guides, (3) the city guides and then (4) a variety of specialty guides such as Eurail rail guides, hiking, budget Europe, camping, restaurants, wine country, mountains, gay and lesbian guides, etc. At my bookstore there are 3 large racks of books on Europe.
Europe is too big and you should by a guide on France if you are going mainly to France.
This is a "conventional" travel book that covers most of Europe in 1070 pages and ranks 8,361 on the Amazon.com sales ranking.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1740593138   (1038 words)

 Western Europe
Europe has experienced a hardwood lumber deficit year after year (Figure 4), but Canadian wood exporters will face more competition from French and other European producers in coming years, as domestic production of temperate hardwoods increases (Audran, 1999).
Even though Europe increasingly tends to source its hardwood lumber locally, from now on to the long term, opportunities exist for high quality lumber and species of wood that are not available in Europe (DFAIT, 1997).
Germany, which accounts for 27% of Europe´s total construction market and 33% of its softwood consumption (Dixon, 2001), is the single most important economy in Western Europe and the largest country in terms of population.
www2.nrcan.gc.ca /cfs-scf/Canada_Wood/english/view.asp?x=14&all=true   (8501 words)

 Western Europe - Gurupedia
Central and Eastern Europe by geography and by differences of history and culture.
Until the enlargement of the European Union of 2004, Western Europe was often associated with that Union (possibly with the exception of Greece).
Similarly, the Alpine countries may be considered part of Central Europe, and Italy, the Iberian countries, Monaco, Greece and southern France part of Southern Europe as well, as defined by their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.
www.gurupedia.com /w/we/western_europe.htm   (432 words)

 Russia - Western Europe
The Soviet Union's relations with Western Europe following World War II were colored heavily by Soviet relations with Eastern Europe and by the Warsaw Pact forces arrayed in Europe against NATO forces.
The Soviet influence over Eastern Europe, punctuated by the 1956 invasion of Hungary and the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia and by a constant buildup of conventional and nuclear forces, prompted West European NATO member nations to reinforce their defenses and discouraged direct relations between those nations and the Soviet Union.
The more general aim was to make Western Europe as similar as possible to the Soviet Union's highly advanced northwestern neighbor, Finland: a neutral buffer zone whose political reactions could be anticipated under any circumstances, and which would refrain from commitments to Western nations.
countrystudies.us /russia/81.htm   (959 words)

 Destinations: Western Europe | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
You are not at increased risk in Northern, Western, and Southern Europe, including the Mediterranean regions of Italy and Greece.
Hepatitis B, especially if you might be exposed to blood or body fluids (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment.
Travelers’ diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, which are found throughout Western Europe and can contaminate food or water.
www.cdc.gov /travel/westeurp.htm   (1124 words)

 Amazon.com: Lonely Planet Western Europe (Western Europe, 5th ed): Books: Bryn Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
But even when this series is covering a more popular destination such as Western Europe, the spirit of discovery that imbues more obscure titles is still present.
In Lonely Planet Western Europe on a Shoestring the authors and researchers have done their best to make budget travel both fun and fulfilling.
To tell the truth, I bought this because I'm planning a multi-country trip in Europe, so I was hoping that this would contain exstensive information about getting between countries by train, but I was really disappointed to find that the information on this was severely lacking.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1864501634?v=glance   (1458 words)

 The Politics of Western Europe - Syllabus
This course will introduce students to the political systems of Western Europe without presupposing their prior knowledge of the region.
The course's principal objective will be to enable students to analyze the political systems of Western Europe, to describe their main characteristics, and to make meaningful cross-national comparisons between the West European nations, the United States, and other states.
Western European Government and Politics covers traditional Western European countries as well as Spain, the Netherlands, and European Union.
www.people.virginia.edu /~rjb3v/becksyl.htm   (915 words)

 MODERN WORLD OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: Prejudice and Pride, Peace and War - PART I (1800 to 1921)
A number of Europeans declared the revolution to be the future of Europe, and revolutionary talk became the rage among European intellectuals schooled in the thought of the philosophes.
Virtually all of continental Europe was under his control, and the invasion of Russia was an attempt to force Tsar Alexander I to submit once again to the terms of a treaty that Napoleon had imposed upon him four years earlier.
Concert of Europe "formulated in 1815 as a mechanism to enforce the decisions of the Congress of Vienna.
www.omnibusol.com /westernciv.html   (11898 words)

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