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Ch 18-20 Vocab

vocabulary

TermDefinition
domestication the process of training and breeding animals for use by humans
communism a system of government in which the government controls the means production determining what goods will be made how much workers will be paid and how much items will cost
Eurasia the name some geographers suggest should be used for the landmass of Europe and Asia
Inland sea a sea that is almost completely surrounded by land
tundra a dry treeless plain where temperature are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow
taiga thinly scattered coniferous forests found in Europe and Asia
steppe a temperate grassland found in Europe and Asia
multieethnic composed of many ethnic groups
ethnic group people who share such things as culture language and religion
acid rain rain whose high concentration of chemicals usually from industrial pollution, pollutes water, kills plant and animal life and eats away at the surface of stone and rock a form of chemical weathering
infant mortality the number of children per 1000 live births who die within the first year
maternal morality the number of women who died due to pregnancy and child birth complications per 100,000 live births
life expectancy the number of years an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics
national identity a people's sense of what make them a nation
ghetto a section of the city in which a particular minority group is forced to live
holocaust the execution of 6 million Jews in Nazi concentration camps during world war two
velvet revalution
collective farm
privatization the process of selling government-owned industries and businesses to private owners
balkanize
entrepreneur
multiplier effect the effect an investment has in multiplying related jobs throughout the economy
anex
diversity
Created by: Gabe Hopkins