Topic 1: Germany’s Changing Position in Europe and the World
Germany is a nation located in the geographical center of Europe with doors that open both east and west. Germany shares a border with more nations than any other nation in Europe. The physical location of a nation within a region can have significant political, economic, and social/cultural implications. The landscape of a nation includes its physical features, natural resources and population distribution. The physical features and natural resources of Germany have contributed greatly to its industrial development and population increases.
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