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AP GEO CH 7

Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch 7

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Apartheid Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that racially segregated almost all aspects of life and residential geography.
Balkanization The process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities.
Balkanized Term widely used to describe a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with complex and long-standing antagonisms toward each other.
Blockbusting A tactic used by real estate agents in the United States by which they would scare white property to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that persons of color would soon move into the neighborhood.
Centripetal Force An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for the state.
Ethnic cleansing The process by which a more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region.
Ethnicity Identity with a group of people who share the distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
Genocide The mass killing of a group of people in an attempt to eliminate the entire group from existence.
Nationalism Loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality.
Nationality Identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there.
Race Identity with a group of people who descended from a common ancestor. Refers to the physical characteristics of a common genetic heritage.
Racism Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial difference produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Racist A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism.
Sharecropper A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the crops.
Triangular slave trade A practice, primarily during the 18th century, in which European ships transported trade goods from Europe to Africa, slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands and molasses from the islands to Europe.
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