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Shafer Essentials 1

location One of the 5 themes of geographic location is where something is.
place One of the 5 themes. Place describes physical or human characteristics. What makes it different.
human-environment interaction One of the 5 themes. The way people interact and change their surroundings.
movement One of the 5 themes. Mobility of goods/people/ideas.
regions One of the 5 themes. Areas defined by certain unifying characteristics. (Great Lakes or Mediterranean region)
job specialization Focusing on a particular job.
land forms Natural features of land surface.
empire Land that exists outside a country's geographic boundaries.
inflation A rise in prices
dictator A leader with absolute control of a country.
veto Means "I forbid"-To block a bill or action.
republic A type of government where citizens vote to select their leaders.
blockade To cut off an area.
plague Deadly disease that wiped out 1/4 of European population.
nomad A person who has no single, settled home. Moves from place to place.
surplus More of a thing or product than is needed.
civilization A society with cities, a central government, and workers who specialize in certain jobs.
social classes A group of people with similar backgrounds, wealth, and way of living. Ranking of people within a society.
scribes A professional writer.
Mesopotamia Ancient region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in SW Asia.
polytheism The belief in many gods.
famine A time when there is so little food that many people starve.
monotheism The belief of one god.
dynasty A family of rulers.
reincarnation Rebirth of a soul in the body of another living thing.
peasants Lowest class of most societies-typically involved in farming.
population density How crowded an area is; the number of people per square mile.
migration To move from one place to settle (live) in another.
continent Any of the main large land areas of the earth. (7)
country The whole land, or the people, of a region
civil service All those employed in government administration or have government job.
currency The kind of money used by a group or nation.
peninsula An area of land nearly surrounded by water.
aristocrats A member of a rich and powerful family.
democracy A form of government in which citizens govern themselves or representatives elected by the people.
Created by: marydykstra on 2013-09-16

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