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world geography

Chapter 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 river flowing toward opposite sides of the tectonic plates on which they ride.
Drainage basins The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.
Tributaries A river or stream that flows into a main river.
Striation An action taken by the international community to punish a country for unacceptable behaviors.
Rain Shadow An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.
Literacy The ability to read and write.
Suburb A residential are outside a central city.
Standard of Living A persons or groups level of material well-being as measured by education housing healthcare and nutrition.
Per Capita Per person
Gross national product The total value of goods a nations goods and services including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms.
Canal an artificial waterway.
Telecommunication Communication by electronic means.
Free enterprise an economic system that allows individuals to won, 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 metropolis.
Created by: Katie Hansen