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WhitehallEssentials2

TermDefinition
Prairies A grassland or meadow
Tundra Treeless plains in arctic regions
Permafrost Frozen subsoil
City-states States that has it's own government
Policies An accepted set of rules or ideas of what should be done
Feudalism People who worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and use of land in return
Renaissance A period of time when there is a new interest in something that hasn't been popular in a long time
Monarchy A form of government in which the country is ruled by a monarch (such as a king or queen)
Middle class The social class between upper class and lower class that includes mainly buisness and professional people
Revolution The usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one
Colony An area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
Industrial revolution In the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the U.S. when new machinery, new sources of power, and new ways of manufacturing products were developed
Imperialism A policy or practice by which a country increases it's power by gaining control over other areas of the world
Nationalism A feeling that people have when they are loyal and proud of their country with the belief that their country is better and more important than other countries
Alliances A relationship of people, groups, countries, etc. in which they agree to work together
Westernization To cause someone or something to have the qualities or characteristics that are associated with Western Europe and North America
Czar The ruler of Russia before 1917
Cold war The nonviolent conflict between the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. after 1945
Civil war A war between groups in the same country
Immigrants A person who comes to a country to live there
Parliament The group of people who are responsible for making the laws in some kinds of government
Representatives having people who are chosen in elections to act or speak in support of the people who voted for them
Reunification To make (something like a divided country) whole again
Communism a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property
Created by: Mickle Pickle on 2014-01-01



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