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Sphere of influence an area or country that is politically and economically dominated by, though not directly governed by, anther country
abdicate to surrender one's office, throne, 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
theocraft 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 ab idea or thing
atheism the belief that god does not exiist
acupuncture the ancient Chinese practice of inserting fine needles at specific body points to cure disease of to ease pain
buffer a protective zone between two countries
provisional government a temporary government but is controlled by an outside power
exodus a mass migration from a region
concession a privilege or exemption granted by a government.
intensive farming farming that requires 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 in the earths crist
typhoon a destr
homogeneous having a similar nature uniform in structure or quality
downsize to fire an employee i order to reduce costs
demilitarized zone a strip of land on which troops r weapons are not allowed
barbarian a person without manners or civilized customs
doi moi the economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
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