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7th grade ch.11 voc.

7th grade chapter 11 (the world and its people) vocab

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Airlift A system of carrying supplies by aircraft.
Blockade To forcibly prevent entry to an area.
Cold war Period between the late 1940s and the late 1980s when the United States and the Soviet Union competed for world influence without actually fighting each other.
Communism Economic, social, and political system based on the teachings of Karl Max which advocated the elimination of private property.
Cooperation To associate with another or others for mutual benefit.
Cottage Industry Home- or village-based industry in which Family members supply their own equipment to make goods.
Deterrence Maintenance of military power for the purpose of discouraging attack.
E.U. European Union.
Euro Common currency adopted by countries in the European Union.
Genocide Mass murder of people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, politics, or culture.
Holocaust Systemic murder of more than 6 million Jews and 6 million others by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in World War 2
Human Resources Supply of people who can produce goods.
Imperialism System of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages.
Interdependence Dependence on countries on one another for goods, raw materials to make goods, and markets in which to sell goods.
N.A.T.O. (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) International military alliance created to defend Western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
Nuclear Weapon Weapon whose destructive power comes from a nuclear reaction.
Productivity Measurement of the amount of work done in a given time.
Satellite Nation Nation politically and economically controlled by another, more powerful country.
Strike Refusal to work, usually by a labor organization, until demands are met.
Textiles Woven cloth.
Turmoil A condition of extreme confusion.
Union A labor organization that negotiates for improved work conditions and pay.
U.S.S.R. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. [Russia during communism]
Created by: kmsoftball27 on 2011-12-12



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