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RL - Chpt. 4

World Geography

contiguous joined together inside a common boundary
megalopolis huge urban area made up of cities and suburbs that form a continuous line of settlement
coral reef islands formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
free enterprise system idea that individual people have the right to run businesses to make a profit
service industry a business that services to people instead of producing goods
navigable wide and deep enough to allow the passage of ships
fossil fuel coal, oil and natural gas burned to power factories and cars
acid rain rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
landfill areas where trash companies dump their waste they collect
recycling reusing materials instead of throwing them out
free trade taking down trade barriers such as tariffs and quotas so that goods flow freely among countries
colony overseas settlements tied to a parent country
representative democracy voters chose leaders who make and enforce the laws
federal republic form of government in which power is divided between the national government and the state governments
secede withdraw from the national government
immigrant people who move to a new country to make a permanent home
rural countryside areas
urban city dwellers
suburb smaller communities surrounding a larger city
Created by: lamoureuxr