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Chapter 30&31&32&33 Vocabulary

intensive farming farming that involves a great deal of labor
terrace In farming, a flat, narrow ledge of land, usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
bullet train a high speed train
seismograph an instrument that measures and records movement of the earth's surface
typhoon a destructive tropical storm that forms over the pacific ocean
homogeneous having a similar nature; uniform in structure and quality
militarism the glorification of the military and a readiness for war
downsize to fire an employee in order to reduce costs
tariff a tax imposed by a government on imported goods
quota a fixed quantity
demilitarized zone a strip of land on which troops or weapons are not allowed
proliferation an increase in the number of something
sphere of influence An area or country that is politically and economically dominated by, though not directly governed b, another country.
abdicate To surrender ones office, thone, or authority
warlord A local leader with a military following.
light industry The production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
martial law The law administered during a period of strict military control.
double cropping In farming, growing more than one crop a year on the same land.
theocrat Someone who claims to rule by religious or divine authority.
autonomous region A political unit with limited self-government
ideogram In written language, a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
atheism The belief that god doesn't exist
acupuncture a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions
buffer A protective zone between two countries
provisional government A temporary government pending permanent arrangements
exodus A mass migration from a region
barbarian a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
paddy wet land on which rice is grown
indigenous natives to a land (Southeast Asia)
insurgent people who rebel against their governments
doi moi a program of economic change that was supposed to attract foreign investors
hererogeneity lack of similarity
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