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AP Human Ch. 7 Vocab

Ethnicities - AP Human Geography, Chapter 7, Rubenstein

TermDefinition
Apartheid Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas
Balkanization A process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
Balkanized Describing a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with with antagonisms toward each other
Blockbusting A process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices in the anticipation that people of color will soon move into the neighborhood
Centripetal force An attitude that unifies people and enhances support for a state
Ethnicity Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions
Nationality Identity within a group of people who share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there
Race Identity within a group of people descended from a biological ancestor
Sharecropper A person who works in a field rented from a landowner and pays rent/repays loans by giving the landowner a share of the crops
Triangular slave trade A practice, primarily during the 18th century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean Islands, molasses from the Caribbean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa
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