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Ch. 4 Eastern World

TermDefinition
Culture is the set of beliefs, values, and practices that a group of people has in common
Culture Trait is an activity or behavior in which people often take part
Culture Region is an area in which people have many shared with culture traits
Ethnic Group is a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
Culture Diversity is the state of having a variety of cultures in the same area
Culture Diffusion the spread of culture traits from one region to the other
Population or the total number of people in a given area
Population Density a measure of the number of people living in an area
Birthrate the annual number of births per 1.000 people
Life Expectancy How long we are going to live
Migration is the process of moving one place to another
Immigration when one person goes to another countries
Goverment A group that controls a state or a nation
Democracy is a from a government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority
Monarchy A government that is run by a queen, king, or empress
Dictatorship absolute power by one person
Warlord Having military power over small places
Communism is a political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspect of life in a country
Economy thrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc.
Capitalism economic system of free markets
Laissez-Faire the theory or system of government that upholds the autonomous character of the economic order, believing that government should intervene as little as possible in the direction of economic affairs.
Market Economy is a system based on private ownership,free trade, and competition
Adam Smith 1723–90, Scottish economist.
Socialism Social organization that makes everyone equal
Command Economy a system in which the central government makes all economic decisions
Karl Marx 1818–83, German economist, philosopher, and socialist.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the value of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year
Developed Country countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
Developed Countries countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life
Globalization the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
Popular Culture refers to cultures traits that are well known and widely accepted
Interdependence is a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
Consumer a person or organization that uses a commodity or service
United Nations is an organization of the world’s countries that promotes peace and security around the world
Humanitarian Aid or assistance to people in distress
Technology the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
History the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
Hero People that do great things and achieves their goals
Intimidation to make timid; fill with fear
Created by: goose3172