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.
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

World Goegraphy

Chapter 3 & 4 Vocabulary

.Culture The way of life that distinguishes a people, For Example,Government, Language.
Population Density The average number of people living in a giving area.
Birthrate The number of live births each year per 1,000 people
Immigrant A person who moves into a country.
Emigrant A person who leaves a country to move somewhere else.
Urbanization The growth of city populations.
Rural Of, or Characteristics of, the country side.
Culture Health A place in which important ideas begin and therefor spread to surrounding cultures.
Cultural Convergence The contract and interaction of one culture from outside influence.
Diffusion The process in which a culture element is transmitted from one group or individual to another.
Cultural Divergence The restriction
Sovereignty A country's freedom and power to decide on politics and actions
Unitary System A system in government in which one central government holds most of the political power.
Federation A government structure in which powers are given to the national government and other power are reserved for more local governments.
Confederation A system in government in which individual political units keep there Sovereignty
Authoritarian Descriptive of a system of goverment
Dictatorship A system of government which absolute is held by a small group or one person
Totalitarianism A system of government in which a centrel authority
Monarchy Inherit their positions by being born into the ruling family
Democracy People deside their government and how to be ruled
Traditional Economies An economic system in which families produce good and services for their own use
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 that is controlled by a single central government
Natural Resources a material in the natural environment that people value and satisfy their needs.
non-renewable resources a resource that cant be replaced once it has been used
Fossil Fules Any one of several nonrenewable mineral resources formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and used for fuel.
Nuclear energy A type of energy produced by fission. the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor, releasing stored energy.
Water Power Energy produced from falling water to move machinery or generate power.
Geothermal Energy Energy produced from the earths intense interior heat.
Solar Energy Energy produce by the sun
Primary Economic activities An economic activity that takes or uses natural resources directly .
Subsistence Farming Farming that provides only enough for the needs of the family or a village
Cottage Industries A small scale manufacturing operation using little technolgy
Commercial Farming The raising of crops and livestock for sale in markets
Secondary Economic Activities An Economic activity in which people use raw materials to produce or manufacture new products of greater value.
Tertiary Economic Activities An Economic activity in which do not directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve others.
Quaternary Economic Activities An Economic activity that focus on the acquisition, processing , and sharing of information, such as education or research.
Exports An item that is sent out of the country for sale.
Imports An item that is brought into the country for sale.
Mixed Economy A System combining different degrees of government regulation
Created by: Dance1999