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Chapter 30 31 32 33

Vocabulary for Chapter 30 31 32 and 33

TermDefinition
Intensive Farming Farming that requires a great deal of labor
Terraces In farming, flat, narrow ledge of land, usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
Bullet Train A high speed train
Seismograph An instrument that measures and records movement in the earth's crust
Typhoon A destructive tropical storm that forms over the Pacific Ocean
Homogeneous Having similar nature; uniform in structure or quality
Militarism The glorification of the military and a readiness for war
Downsize To fire and employee in order to reduce cost
Tariff A tax imposed on goods by a government on in imported goods
Quota A fixed quality
Demilitarized Zone A strip of land in which troops and weapons are not allowed
Proliferation An increase in the number of something
Sphere of Influences An area or country that is politically and economically dominated by, though not directly governed by, another country
Abdicate To surrender one's office, throne, or authority
Warlord A local leader with a military following
Light Industry The production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
Martial Law The law administered during a period of strict military control
Double Cropping In farming, growing more than one crop a year on the same land
Theocrat Someone who calms to rule by religious or divine authority
Autonomous Region A political unit with limited self-government
Ideogram In written language a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
Athesim The belief that God does not exist
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 countries
Provisional Government A temporary government pending permanent arrangements
Exodus A mass migration from a religion
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 enviorment
Insurgent A person who rebels against his or her government
Doi Moi The economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
Heterogeneity A lack of similarity
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