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CRCT Review 1

TermDefinition
Constitution set of rules for a nation
Geography the study of the relationship between the land and the people
Tariff trade barrier - tax paid on imports, usually to help protect the home country's industry/economy (example: the US charges a tariff on French perfume)
Embargo trade barrier - no trade allowed, usually to punish a country for something (example: the US has a trade embargo on Cuban goods)
quota trade barrier - a number limit on imports, usually to help control the flow of cheap imports (example: sugar imports into the US)
autocratic / autocracy government system where one person is in charge, NOT democratic, examples: monarchies, dictatorships like Saudi Arabia or North Korea
oligarchy government system where a group of people are in charge, example: modern Russia
democracy government system where the power lies with the people who elect representatives to make the laws and rule the country (example: US, Mexico, Canada, Spain)
arid =dry, as in climate; The arid climate of northern Mexico is perfect for a cactus farm.
agriculture =farming
fascism a government ruled by extreme nationalism with a charismatic ruler (dictator), popular in the 1920s through 1940s. Most fascist governments collapsed at the end of World War II.
dictator authoritarian leader who rules using violence, non-democratic ruler who isn't a monarch
executive executive branch; in the US, the president is the head of the executive branch, in Canada, the prime minister is the head
legislature =branch of government that makes the laws (US Congress, Canadian Parliament)
election when the citizens vote
Created by: tamarahamlin