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Chapter 23

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
de facto actually;in reality
dominate to control totally
archipelago a group of islands
tsunami giant ocean wave caused by volcanic eruptions or movement of the earth under the ocean floor
loess a fine-grained,fertile soil deposited by the wind
dynasty a line of rulers from a single family that holds power for a long time
interwine to become closely connected or involved
shogun a military leader who ruled Japan in early time
samurai a powerful,land-owning warrior in Japan
sphere of influence an area of a country where a single foreign power has been granted exclusive trading rights
communism a system of government in which the government controls the ways of producing goods
urbanization when a city grows larger and spreads into nearby areas
megalopolis a huge city or cluster of cities with an extreme large population
structure an arrangement of parts
trade deflict a situation that occurs when the value of a country's imports is higher than the the value of its imports
trade surplus a situation that occurs when the value of the country's exports is higher than the value of its import
Created by: 22gmacias