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Coach West- Exam

World Geography Exam

TermDefinition
Planets In order Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
The 7 continents North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Antarctica
The 4 Oceans Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic
Latitude Lines that run East/West
Equator Latitude line that that divides the world into North/ South
Euro Most of the currency in Europe
Prime Longitude line that divides the world into east and west
Industrial Revolution Creation of factories in the 1700 in western Europe
Capitalism people are allowed to own there own businesses
Communism when the government controls all the businesses
Cold war 1945 to 1990, when the USA was trying to stop the spread of communism
Iron Curtain A figure of speech, showed separation of Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War
What's the difference between eastern and Western Europe ? Eastern Europe is wealthier and more advanced
English Channel Small stretch of ocean separates united kingdom from Europe.
Alps Major mountain located in central Europe
Renaissance Time period in Europe,major advancements in science/math
Nelson Mandela First black president of South Africa elected in 1994, after serving many years in prison
Apartheid Policy of racial segregation in south Africa, that lasted for 100 yrs when the British took over South Africa
Sahara Large dessert in Northern Africa
Nile River Longest river in the world from central Africa, running north through Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea.
Suez Man made canal connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, a short cut to the Indian Ocean
Panama Canal man made canal connecting the Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean avoiding South America.
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