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Ch.5&6 vocab

colony a territory separated from but subject to a ruling power
annexed to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
ceded to transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power
continental divide a boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
drainage basins the entire of land that is drained by major river and its tributaries
tributaries a river or stream that flows into a main river
rain shadow an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
literacy the ability to read and write
standard of living a persons or group level of material well-being as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition
per capita per person
suburbs a residential are outside a central city
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks
gross national product the total value of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestics output of foreign firms
canal an artificial waterway
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise
Created by: tyfox