Busy. Please wait.
or

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

taken
show password

why

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 3 & 4 Vocab

W. Geo.

TermDefinition
Culture The way of life that distinguishes a people, for example, government, language, religion, customs, and beliefs.
Population Density The average number of people living in a given area.
Birthrate The number of live births each year per 1,000 people.
Immigrant A person who moves into a country.
Emigrant A person who leaves a country to live elsewhere.
Urbanization The growth of city populations.
Rural Of, or characteristic of, the country side.
Culture Hearth A place in which important ideas begin and thereafter spread to surrounding cultures.
Cultural Convergence The contact and interaction of one culture with another.
Diffusion The process by which a cultural element is transmitted from one group or individual to another.
Cultural Divergence The restriction of a culture from outside influences.
Sovereignty A country's freedom and power to decide on policies and actions.
Unitary System A system of government in which one central government holds most of the political power.
Federation A government structure in which on which some powers are given to the national government and other powers are reserved for more local governments.
Confederation A system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give limited power to a central government.
Authoritarin Descriptive of a system of government in which the leaders hold all political power.
Dictatorship A system of government in which absolute power is held by a small group or one person.
Totalitarianism A system of government in which a central authority controls all aspects of society.
Monarchy A system of authoritarian government headed by a monarch- a king, queen, shah, or sultan- whose position is usually inherited.
Democracy A system of government in which the people are invested with the power to choose their leaders and determine government policy.
Traditional Economy An economic system in which families produce goods and services for their own use; with little surplus and exchange of goods; also known as a subsistence economy.
Market Economy An economic system in which decisions about production, price, and other economic factors are determined by the law of supply and demand.
Command Economy An economic system that is controlled by a single central government.
Natural Resources A material in the natural environment that people value and use to satisfy their needs.
Renewable Resource A natural resource that the environment continues to supply or replace as it is used.
Nonrenewable Resource A natural resource that cannot be replaced once it is used.
Fossil Fuel Any one of several nonrenewable mineral resources formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and used for fuel.
Nuclear Energy A type of energy produced by fission- the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor, releasing stored energy.
Water Power Energy produced from falling water tp move machinery or generate electricity.
Geothermal Energy Energy produced from the earth's intense interior heat.
Solar Energy Energy produced by the sun.
Primary Economic Activity An economic activity that takes or uses natural resources directly, such as fishing or mining.
Subsistence Farming Farming that provides only enough for the needs of a family or a village.
Commercial Farming The raising of crops and livestock for sale in markets.
Secondary Economic Activity An economic activity in which people use raw materials to produce or manufacture new products of greater value.
Cottage Industry A small-scale manufacturing operation using little technology, often located in or near peoples homes.
Commercial Industry A large-scale manufacturing operation that employs many people and produces large quantities of goods.
Tertiary Economic Activity An economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve others; service industry.
Quaternary Economic Activity An economic activity that focuses on the acquisition,, processing, and sharing of information, such as education or research.
Export An item that is sent out of the country for sale.
Import An item that is brought into the countrty for sale.
Created by: lucasmahoney