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World geo final review vocab

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mapu182112's version from 2017-12-20 15:24

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substince farmingfarming that provides the basic needs of a family with little surplus
urban sprawlspreading of urban developments on undeveloped land near a city
point source pollutionpollution that comes from a single, discrete place, tipically a pipe
leewardbeing in or facing the direction toward which the wind is glowing
windwarbeing in or facing the direction from which the wind is glowing
infant mortality rateathe number of infants, out of every 1000 babies born in a particular year, who die before reaching age 1
life expentancythe average to which a person in a given population can expect to live
push factorsomethig that encourags people to leave a place behind
pull factorsomething that encourages people to move to a new place
persecutionunfair or cruel treatment over a long perid of time because of race, religion or political beliefs
indigenousnative to a place
plural societya society composed for different ethnic groups or cultural traditions
cultural diffussion the spread of culture traits material and nonmaterialfrom one culture to another
terracing the creation of flat areas on mountain slopes for the purpose of farming
agriculture the science or practice of farming
gross domestc productsthe value of goods and services produced within a country in a year
gross national productsthe total value of goods and services produced by a country (worldwide) in a year
literacy ratethe percentage of people who are able to read and write
industrial revolutionbeggining in the 1700's, rapid major chanche of economy with the introduction of power driven machinery
acid rain precipitation carrying large amounts of dissolved avid wich kills wildlife and damages buildings, forests and crops
trans-boundary pollutionpollution that originates in the country but, by crossing the border through pathways of water or air, is able to cause damage to the environment in another country
cottage industrya business that employs workers in their homes
communism society based on equitable distributionof wealth, land and public ownership of production
socialisman economic system in which the the production and distribution of goods and services are made by a central authority
command economy a system in which private individuals or groups have the right to own property or businesses, and make a profit with limited government interference
free enterprisea system wich private individuals or groups have the right to own property or businesses, and make a profit with limited governement interference
capitalism a system in which factors of productions are privately owned
cold warthe power struggle between the soviet union and the us after world war II
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