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Chapter 18-20


Domestication The process of training and breeding animals for use by humans.
Communism A system of government in which the government controls the means of production,determining what goods will be made how much workers will be paid and how much items will cost.
Eurasia The name zome geographersn suggest should be used for the landmass of europe and asia.
Inland Sea An area of lakes, creeks, and swams away from the ocean.
Tundra A dry,treelss plainwhere temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow.
Taiga Thinly scattered vnuferous forest found in Europe and Asia.
Steppe A temperature grassland found in europe and asia.
Multiethnic Composed of mamy ethnic groups.
Ethnic Group People who share such things as culture, language, and region.
Acid rain rain whose high concentration of chemicals, usually from imdustrial pollution, pollutes water, kills plant and animal life, eats away at the surface of stone and rock; a form of chemical weathering.
Infant Mortality The number of children per 1,000live births who die within the first year.
Maternal Mortality The number of women who ied du to pregnancy and childbirth complications per 100,000 live births.
Life Expectancy The number of years an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics.
National Identity A people sense of what makes them a nation.
Ghetto A section of a city in which a particular minority group is forced to live.
Holocaust The execution of 6 million jews in nazi concentration campus during world war II
Velvet Revolution A revolution without bloodshed, which took place in Czechoslovakia during the late 1980.
Privatization The process of selling government owned industries and business in the number of something.
Collective Farm a government owned farm manage by workers who share the profits from their produce.
Balkanize To break up into small, mutually hostile political units, as occurred in balkans after world war I.
Entrepreneur a go getter individual who starts and builds a business
Multiplier Effect The effect an investment ad in multiplying related jobs throughout the economy.
Annex To formally incorporate into a country or state territory of another.
Diversify To increase the variety of.
Chernoozen A rich topsoil found in the russian steppes and other mid latitude grassland.
Permafrost A layer of soil just below the earths surface that stays permanently frozen
Czar An emperor of Russia
Abdicate To surrender ones office throne or authority.
Soviet In the former union any one of various governing councils.
Command ecnomy An economic system that is controlled by a single central government.
Glasnost A policy of openness introduction in the soviet union in the late 1980's
Perestroika in the former soviet union a policy of economic restructuring.
Ruble The currency of russia.
Black Market The system of selling goods and services outside of official channels.
Created by: alisantos