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6th Ch 4

Geography

TermDefinition
culture The set of beliefs, values, and practices that a group of people has in common.
culture trait An activity or behavior in which people often take part.
culture region An area in which people have many shared culture traits.
ethnic group A group of people who share a common culture and ancestry.
cultural diversity The state of having a variety of cultures in the same area.
cultural diffusion The spread of culture traits from one region to another.
population The total number of people in a given area.
population density A measure of the number of people living in the area.
birthrate The annual number of births per 1,000 people.
migration The process of moving from one place to live in another.
democracy A form of government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority.
communism A political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country.
market economy A system based on private ownership, free trade, and competition.
command economy A system in which the central government makes all economic decisions.
gross domestic product (GDP) The value of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year.
developed countries Countries with strong economies and a high quality of life.
developing countries Countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life.
globalization The process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade.
popular culture Refers to culture traits that are well known and widely accepted.
interdependence A relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources goods, or services.
United Nations (UN) An organization of the world's countries that promotes peace and security around the globe.
humanitarian aid Assistance to people in distress
Created by: FMS 8th