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world geo

ch 16 test

Cantons A political divisions state; one of the states in Switzerland.
Confederation A system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give limited power to a central government.
Decentralize To transfer government power to smaller regions.
Dialects A variation of a spoken language that is unique to a region or community.
Dikes An embankment of earth and rock built to hold back water.
Impressionism A style of art where painters try to catch visual impressions made by color, light, and shadows.
Inflation A sharp, widespread rise in prices.
Lignite coal Soft brownish-black coal.
Nationalize To bring a business under state control.
Neutral Not taking sides in war.
Perishable good A product that does not stay fresh for long.
Polder An area of low-lying land that has been reclaimed from the sea.
Recession An extended decline in business activity.
Reparations Money paid for war damages.
Strip mining The process where by miners strip away the surface of the earth to lay bare the mineral deposits.
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