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Chapter 15- 17

Ore Rocky material containing a valuable mineral
Tertiary Economic Activities service industries
Ore Rocky material containing a valuable mineral
Tertiary Economic Activities service industries
Fertile able to produce abundant crops
Moors broad, treeless rolling plains
Bogs areas of wet, spongy ground
Glen Narrow Valley
Peat Spongy material containing waterlogged mosses and plants
Cultural divergence Deliberate efforts to keep the cultures separate
Blight plant disease
Fjord Flooded glacial valleys
Geothermal energy energy produced from the heat of the earths interior
Mixed Economies Systems combining different degrees of government regulation
Dialects variations of a language that are unique to a region
Impression Style of painting
Nationalized brought understate control
Recession Extend decline in business activity
Confederation Loose political union
Reparations money for war damages
Inflation Sharply rising prices
Lignite soft, brown coal
Dike Embankments of earth and rock
Polder land reclaimed from the sea
Decentralize transfer power to smaller regions
Canton states
Neutral not taking sides in a war
Perishable good meaning that it does not stay fresh for long
Strip mining whereby mines strip away the surface of the earth to lay bare mineral deposits
Navigable deep and wide enough to allow ships to pass
Dry Farming methods that leave land unplanted every few years in order to gather moisture
Siroccos hot dry winds from northern Africa
Hub central point of concentrated activity and influence
Seismic activity many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Subsidence Geological phenomenon in which the ground in an area sinks
Renaissance period of art and learning that started in Italy in the 1300s
Graben Areas of land that have dropped down betweens faults
Inhabitable able to support permanent residents
Tsunamis earthquakes that caused oil lamps to overturn and set fires
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