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Vocab

Chapter 18-20

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 of production
Eurasia The name some geographers suggest should be used for landmass of Europe and Asia
Island Sea A sea that is almost completely surrounded by land
Tundra A dry, treeless plain where temperatures are grow
Taiga Thinly scattered, coniferous forest found in Europe and Asia.
Steppe A temperature grassland found in Europe and Asia
Multiethnic Composed of many ethnic groups
Ethnic Group People who shared such things as culture, language, and religion
Acid Rain Rain whose high consentration of chemicals, usually from industrial pollution
Infant mortality The number of children per 1,000 live births who died within the first year
Maternal mortality the number of women who died due to pregnancy and childbirth complications per 100,000 live births.
Life Expectancy The number of years an individuals is expected to live as determined by statistics
chrenozem A rich top soil found in the Russian steppes and other mid-latitude grasslands
permafrost A layer of soil just below the earths surface that stays permanently frozen
czar An emperor of Russia
abdicate To surrender one's office, throne, or authority
soviet In the former Soviet Union, any one of various governing councils
command economy An economic system that is controlled by a single central government
glasnost A policy of openness introduced in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's
glasnost In the
perestroika
ruble
black market
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