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Chapter 5&6 Vocabulary

Colony a territory separated from but subject to a ruling power
Annex a formally incorprate into a counrty 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 separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
Drainage Basin an 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 the leeward side of high mountains
Literacy the ability to read and write
Suburb a residential area outside a central city
Standard 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 goods and services produced within a country in a year, including the domestic output of foreign firms and excluding the output of domestic firms in foreign contries
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 buisnesses in an open, competitive market
Metropolitan Area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
Hierarchy rank according to function
Hinterland the area served by metropolis
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