...avalanches, landslides, and flash floods (Switzerland, 2008).
Switzerland is a confederation, but shares characteristics... Western Europe: Overview of a Region Regions are a useful way to divide the world into units of study. The realm of Europe is a large one, flanked and separated by major water bodies and comprised of a number of islands. Within the realm, the region of Western Europe is a considerable political and economic force. Western Europe is considered by some to be the heart of the European realm. The countries that comprise the region include Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein (de Blij and Muller, 2004).
The languages of Western E...