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AP Geography Vocab 7

Vocabulary for chapter 7 of The cultural landscape an intro. to human geography

TermDefinition
Apartheid Laws(no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas
Balkanization A process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
Balkanized Descriptive of a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with complex, long-standing antagonisms toward each other
Blockbusting A process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that persons of color will soon move into the neighborhood
Centripetal force An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
Ethnic cleansing A process in which a more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogenous region
Ethnicity Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions
Genocide The mass killing of a group of people in an attempt to eliminate the entire group from existence
Nationalism Loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality
Nationality Identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there
Race Identity with a group of people descended from a biological ancestor
Racism Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
Racist A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism
Sharecropper A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the crops
Triangular slave trade A practice, primarily during the eighteenth century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands, molasses from the Caribbean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa
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