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1.culture the way of life that distinguishes a people for example government language religion customs and beliefs
2.population density the average number of people living in an given area
3.birthrate the number of live births each year per 1,000 people
4.immigrant a person who moves into a country
5.emigrant a person who leaves a country to live elsewhere
6.urbanization the growth of cit populations
7.rural of or characteristics of the countryside
8.cultural hearth a place in which important ideas begin and thereafter spread to surrounding cultures
9.cultural convergence the contact and interaction of one culture with another
10.diffusion the process by which a cultural element is transmitted from one group or individual to another
11.cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside influences
sovereignty s country's freedom and power to decide on policies and actions
unitary system a system of government in which one central government holds most of the political power
federation a government structure in which some powers are given to the national government and other powers are reserved for more local governments
confederation a system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give limited power to a central government
authoritarian description of a system of government in which the leaders hold all political powers
dictatorship a system of government in which absolute power is held by a small group or one person
totalitarianism a system of government in which a central authority controls all aspect of society
monarchy a system of author
democracy a system of government in which the people are invested with the power to choose thier leaders and determine government policy
traditional economy an economic system in which families produce goods and services for their own use as a subsistence economy
market economy an economic system in which economic factors are determined by the law of supply and demand
command economy an economic system that is controlled by a single central government
natural resource
renewable resource
nonrenewable resource
fossil fuel
nuclear ener
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