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WorldGeographyy012

Chapter 30, 32, 31, 33 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Intensive Farming Farming that requires a great deal of labor
Terrace Farming a flat narrow ledge of land usually constructed in hilly areas to increas the amount of arable land
Bullet Train A high speed train
Seismograph An instrument that measures and records movements in the earths crust
Typhoon A destructive tropical storm that forms over the pacific ocean
Homogeneous Having A Similar nature, uniform in structure or quality
Militarism The glorification of the military and a readiness for war
Downsize To fire an employes in order to reduce costs
Tarriff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods
Quota A fixed quantity
Demilitarized zone A strip of land on which troops or weapons are not allowed
Proliferation An increase in the number of something
Sphere of infuence An area or country that is polliticaly and economically dominated by education housing health care and nutrition
Adbicate To surrender ones office, throne, or authority
Warlord A local leader with military following
Light industry The productuon 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 claims 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
Atheism The belief that god doesnt exist
Acupuncture The anctient chinese practice of inserting fine needles at specific body points to cure disease or ease pain
Buffer A protective zone between two countries
Provisional government A temporary government pending permenant arrangements
Exodus A mass migration from a religion
Barbarian A person without manners or civilized customs
Paddy Irrigated or flooded land on which rice is grown
Indigenous Native to or living naturally in an area or environment
Insurgent A person whe rebels against his or her labor
Doi moi The economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
Heterogenity lack of similarity
Created by: michelleguevara