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What is western europe economy like? What has water done to effect the economy?

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    Western Europe has a strong economy, although within the last year, some countries have had major problems with debt. Rivers and seas have provided major transportation of goods.

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    What about polotics, culture and settelment patterns? What could any of these have to do with water in western europe? Im highly confused..

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    People settle where they have good water supply -- either on a river for irrigation or near the sea for transportation. Legends have grown up in various cultures concerning their rivers. Consider this tale:

    http://www.loreley-rhine.com/


    Countries have fought over who rules the seas and the shipping on them. Control of dams and shipping on rivers have also been points of conflict.

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    how has the water affect the economy in the western Europe.

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