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ch 30-33 vocab

vocabulary

TermDefinition
intensive farming farming that requires a great deal of labor
terrace in farming a flat narrow ledge of land usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
bullet train a High speed train
militarism the glorification of the military and a readiness for war
downsize to fire an employee to reduce costs
tariff a tax imposed by the government on imported goods
quota a fixed quantity
demilitarized zone a strip of land on which troops or weapon are not allowed
proliferation an increase in the number of something
seismograph an instrument that measures and records movement in the earths crust
typhoon a destructive tropical storm that forms over the pacific ocean
homogeneous having a similar nature uniform in structure and quality
sphere of influence an area of a country that is politically or economically dominated by though not directly governed by another country
abdicate to surrender ones office throne or athurity
warlord a local leader with military following
light industry the production of small consumer goods like clothing
martial law the law administered during a period of strict military control
double cropping in farming growing more that one crop a year
theocrat someone who claims to be ruled by religious or divine ruling
autonomous region a political unit with limited self government
ideogram in written language a symbol that represents a word or idea
atheism the belief that god does not exists
acupuncture the ancient Chinese practice of inserting fine needles at specific body points to cure disease or to ease pain
buffer a protective zone between two contries
provisional government a temporary government pending permanent arrangements
exodus a mass migration from a region
barbarian a person without manners or civilized customs
paddy irrigated or flooded land on which rice grows
indigenous native to or living naturally in an area or envirionment
insurgent a person or rebels against his or her government
heterogeneity a lack of similarity
Doi Moi the economic change done in Vietnam in 1986
Created by: Gabe Hopkins