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Holt Chapter 4 Vocab

The World's People

culture the set of beliefs, values and practices that a group of people has in common
culture trait an activity or behavior in which people often take part
culture region an area in which people have many shared culture traits
ethnic group a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
cultural diversity the state of having a variety of cultures in the same area
cultural diffusion the spread of culture traits from one region to another
population the total number of people in a given area
population density a measure of the number of people living in an area
birthrate the annual number of births per 1,000 people
migration the process of moving from one place to live in another
democracy a form of government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority
communism a political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country
market economy a system based on private ownership, free trade and competition
command economy a system in which the central government makes all economic decitions
globalization the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
popular culture refers to culture traits that are well known and widely accepted
interdependence a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods or services
United Nations (UN) an organization of the worlds's countries that promotes peace and security around the globe
humanitarian aid assistance to people in distress
developed countries have strong economies and a high quality of life
developing countries have less productive economies and a lower quality of life
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the value of all goods and services produced within a country in one year
GDP per capita the total GDP divided by the number of people in a country
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