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- Duisburg : A German city on the Rhine River.
- European Convention on Human Rights : Convention adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe in 1950, to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.
- France : Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954.
- French language : A Romance language spoken in northwestern Europe (mainly in France, Belgium, Switzerland), in Canada and in many other countries.
- German language : A West-Germanic language, the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, one of several official languages in Switzerland and Belgium, and also spoken in Italy and Denmark.
- Greenhouse : aka hothouse, glasshouse, conservatory - indoor or outdoor rooms, or a free-standing building, designed to maintain stable levels of light, warmth and humidity. Compare shadehouse.
- Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg : Add brief definition or description
- International Phonetic Alphabet : System of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language.
- Jazz : American-originated musical style, pioneered by black artists, and emphasizing improvisation.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : (1749 - 1832) German writer, poet, and philosopher; still considered the greatest writer of German literature
- Johannes Gutenberg : German goldsmith and inventor of movable type printing.
- Morocco : An Arab monarchy of western North Africa, nonaligned but generally moderate, with a slow-growing economy
- Paris : Capital of France, population about 2,200,000.
- Patent : Grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.
- Renaissance : Cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe.
- Republic : A form of government in which political power and authority is derived from the citizenry, and not from a monarch, whether hereditary or "tyrannical" (ie, a dictator).
- Rhine : A large river (ca 1,320 km) that drains portions of northern Europe, flowing from south-eastern Switzerland through Germany and the Netherlands, into the North Sea.
- Roman Empire : The period from the ascension of Augustus Caesar to the fall of the Empire.
- World Heritage site : A place included in a list maintained by the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO with the aim of cataloguing sites of particular natural or cultural importance to the whole of mankind.
- Zoo : Facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred.