Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

ch. 3&4 vocabulary

world geography

culture the way of life that distinguishes a people.
population density the average number of people living in a given area.
birthrate the number of lives births each year per 1,000 people.
immigrant a person who moves into the country.
emigrant a person who leaves a country to live elsewhere.
urbanization the growth of city populations.
rural of, or characteristic of, the countryside.
culture hearth a place in which important ideas begin and thereafter spread to surrounding cultures.
cultural convergence the contact and interaction of one culture with another.
diffusion the process by which a cultural element is transmitted from one group or individual to another.
cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside influences.
sovereignty a 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 central government.
authoritarian descriptive of a system of government in which the leaders hold all political power.
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 aspects of society.
monarchy a system of authoritarian government headed by a monarch a king, queen, shah, or sultan- whose position is usually inherited.
democracy a system of government in which the people are invested with the power to choose their leaders and determine government policy.
traditional economy an economic system in which families produce goods and services for their own use with little surplus and exchange of good; also known as a subsistence economy.
market economy an economic system in which decisions about production, price, and other 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 resources a material in the natural environment that people value and use to satisfy their needs.
renewable resources
nonrenewable resources
fossil fuel
nuclear energy
water power
geothermal energy
solar energy
primary economic activity
subsistence farming
commercial farming
secondary economic activiy
cottage industry
commercial industry
tertiary economic activity
quaternary economic activity
Created by: jonathanhart