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Unit 3 SS

Unit 3 vocab

TermDefinition
Death rate the number of deaths per year for every 1000 people
Birthrate the number of births per year for every 1000 people
Natural Increase the growth rate of a population; the difference between birthrate and death rate
Doubling Time the number of years it takes a population to double in size population
Distribution the pattern of population in a country, a continent, or the world
Population Destiny the average number of people in a square mile or square kilometer
Migration the movement of people from place to place
Culture way of life of a group of people who share beliefs and similar customs
Language Family group of related languages that have all developed from one earlier language
Ethnic Group group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or beliefs
Culture Region division of the earth based on a variety of factors, including government, social groups, economic systems, language, or religion
Cultural Diffusion the spread of new knowledge and skills from one culture to another
Culture Hearth a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
Unitary System a government in which all key powers are given to the national or central government
Federal System form of government in which powers are divided between the national government and the state or provincial government
Autocracy government in which a single individual possesses the power and authority to rule
Oligarchy system of government in which a small group holds power
Democracy any system of government of government in which leaders rule with consent of the citizens
Traditional Economy a system in which tradition and custom control all economic activity; exist in only a few parts of the world today
Market Economy an economic system based on free enterprise, in which businesses are privately owned, and production and prices are determined by supply and demand
Mixed Economy an economy in which the government supports and regulates enterprise through decisions that affect the marketplace
Command Economy economic system in which economic decisions about production and distribution are made by some central authority
Natural Resource substance from the earth that is not made by people but can be used by them
Developed Country country that has a great deal of technology and manufacturing
Developing Country country in the process of becoming industrialized
Industrialization transition from an agricultural society to one based on industry
Free Trade the removal of trade barriers so that goods can flow freely between countries
Pollution the existence of impure, unclean, or poisonous substance in the air, water, or land
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