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Chapter 18-20 Vocab

World Geography

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 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 whee temperatures 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.
Multiethnic 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 Moratality The number of children per 1,000 live births die within the first year.
Maternal Mortality The number of women who died due to pregnancy and childbirth complications per 100,000 live births.
Life Expectency The number of years an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics.
National Identity a people's sense of what makes them a nation
Ghetto a section of a city in which a particular minority group is forced to live
Holocaust the execution of 6 million Jews in Nazi concentration camps during WWII
Velvet Revolution a revolution without bloodshed which took place in Czechoslovakia during the late 1980's
Privatization the process of selling government-owned industries and business to private owners
Collective Farm a government-owned farm managed by workers who share the profits from their produce
Balkanize to break up into small, mutually hostile political units, as occurred in the Balkans after WWI
Entrepreneur a go-getter individual who starts and builds a business
Multiplier Effect the effect an investment had in multiplying related jobs throughout the economy
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