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World Geography

Europe

TermDefinition
Slash-and-Burn Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of plants in forests or woodlands to create fields.
Debt-for-Nature Swap are financial transactions in which a portion of a developing nation's foreign debt is forgiven in exchange for local investments in environmental conservation measures
Oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
Dike in geology is a sheet of rock that formed in a fracture in a pre-existing rock body
Aqueducts Romans constructed numerous aqueducts in order to bring water from distant sources into their cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountains and private households;moved water through gravity
Polder low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments;it is land that is reclaimed from the ocean (Netherlands)
Feudalism the dominant social system in medieval Europe;
Nationalism is a belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming attached to, one's nation
Satellite Nation a country that is formally independent in the world, but under heavy political, economic and military influence or control of another country
Balkanization used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with one another.
Anti-semitism hostility or prejudice to Jews
Ethnic-cleansing the mass expulsion or killing of members of an unwanted ethnic or religious group in a society
Republic a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens
Crusades The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic Church during the High Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages.The First Crusade with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to holy places in and near Jerusalem
Renaissance The Renaissance was a rebirth in many different ways. It began in Northern Italy about 1350 right after the Black Death had ravaged the country, killing from a third to half the population
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