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5 and 6 vocab

colony a territory separated form but subject to a ruling power
annex to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
cede 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 separated ricers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks
rain shadow an area of reduced rainfall on he leeward side of high mountains
literacy the ability to read and write
suburb a residental area outside a central city
slandered of living a persons or groups level of material well being as measured by education housing health care and nutrition
per capita per person
gross national product the total value of a nations goods and services including the output of domestic foreign firms an excluding the output of domestic firms in foreign countries
canal \an artificial waterway
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise an economic system that allows individuals to own operate and profit from their own businesses in an open competitive market
metropolitan area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hierarchy rank according to function
hinterland the area served by a metropolis
Created by: kaylalandin