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World Geography

9/30 chapter4 sections3,4

an idependent unit that occupies a specific territory state
a group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity nation
the name of a territory when a nation and a state occupy the same Territory nation-state
a group of people that do not have their own territory stateless nation
a country surrounded by other land and with no direct outlet to the sea or ocean landlocked
the built up area around a central city suburb
a functional area that includes a city, its suburbs and its exurbs linked together economically metropolitan area
the dramatic rise in the number of cities and the changes in lifestyles that occur urbanization
the production and exchange of goods and services among a group of people economy
production of goods and services is determined by demand from consumers market economy
materials that occur on or in the earth natural resources
basic support systems needed to keep an economy going infrastructure
the average amount of money earned by each person in a political unit per capita income
a type of economy system in which production of goods and services is determined by a central government, which usually owns the means of production command economy
is the total of knowledge, attitude & behaviors shared by & passed on by a specific group. Culture
A group that shares a geographic region, a sense of idenity and a culture. Society
A specific group that shares a language, sustoms and a common hertiage. Ethnic group
Taking existing technology & resources & creating something new to meet the need. Innovation
the spread of ideas, inventions or patterns of behavior. Diffusion
Site of innovation from which basic ideas, materials, & technology diffuse to many cultures. Cultural hearth
Occurs when a society changes because it accepts or adapts to innovation. Acculturation
Versions of Language. Dialect
A belief in a supernatural power or powers that are regarded as the creators & maintains of the universe. Religion
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