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World Geography

Chapter 30, 32, 31, 33 vocabulary

TermDefinition
intensive farming farming that requires a great deal of labor
terrace in farming a flat,narrow ledge of land, usually constructed in hill 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 a similar nature; uniform in structure of quality
militarism the glorification of the military and a readiness for war
downsize to fire an employee in order to reduce costs
tariff a tax imposed by a government on imported goods
quota a fixed quanitity
demilitarized zone strip of land on which troops or weapons are not allowed
proliferation an increase in the number of something
sphere of influence 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 claims to rule by religious or divine authority.
autonomous region
ideogram
atheism
acupuncture
buffer
provisional government
exodus
Created by: BraylonH