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colony a territory separated from but subjects to a ruling power
annexed to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
ceded to transfer or give up
war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
industrial revolution introduced power driven machinery enabling factories to produce great quantities of goods
continental divide
drainage basins
tributaries rivers and streams that
physical processes
environmental change
physical characteristics
rain shadow an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
climates the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
ecosystems the interaction of plant life animal life and the physical
cultures the way of life that distinguishes a people for example government language religion customs and beliefs
standard of living
economic activities
science and technology a measurement based on available education housing health care and nutrition
environmental change
per capita per person
understanding the past
literacy the ability to read and write
Created by: michaelburgess