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  1. The British Isles Chapter 6 Section 1

  2. MAP

  3. The British Isles • The countries of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

  4. The United Kingdom • England • Scotland • Wales • Northern Ireland

  5. The United Kingdom • The size of Oregon • In northern England, Scotland, and Wales, you will find rugged hills and low mountain ranges. • Moors are also located here. • Northern Ireland has gentle mountains and valleys, and fertile lowlands.

  6. Moors • Treeless, windy highland areas with damp ground.

  7. Economy • Industrial • Trading • Computer and Electronic industries are gradually replacing older industries • Farming is efficient

  8. Government (1) • Parliamentary Democracy- Voters elect representatives, to a lawmaking body, called Parliament. • It has 2 houses: The House of Commons and The House of Lords. • The political party that has the largest # in the House of Commons chooses the Prime Minister. • The House of Lords has little power, most members are nobles.

  9. Government (2) • The U.K. is also a Constitutional Monarchy: • A queen or king is head of state. • Ceremonial, little power

  10. The Republic of Ireland • Lush green meadows and tree covered hills • Known as: Emerald Isle, because of its landscape. • Rich in peat, which is dug from bogs.

  11. Peat • Plants partly decayed in water, which can be dried and used for fuel.

  12. Bogs • Low swampy lands • Where peat is found

  13. Economy • Farming- • Major Crops: Potatoes, barley, wheat, sugar, beets, and turnips. • Manufacturing- • Processing food and beverages, textiles, and computer equipment

  14. Government (1) • The Northern Ireland Conflict • Southern, Catholic countries, of Ireland won independence from Britain in 1921. Became a republic • Northern, Protestant countries remained part of U.K. • However, the Northern, Catholic countries wanted to be reunited with the Southern, Catholic countries.

  15. Government (2) • Northern Ireland, Protestants wanted to remain under British rule. They were known as Loyalist. • The disputes led to much fighting and many deaths. • These disputes were known as “the troubles”