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Vertical Terms Unit 9 & 10

monsoon The seasonal winds that affect climate in the southern areas of Asia, resulting in wet spring and summer months and dry winter months.
subcontinent A large landmass that is geographically set off from the larger continent.
typhoon A severe tropical storm characterized by high winds that originates in the Indian Ocean or western Pacific Ocean.
plate tectonics The theory that explains the process that formed the continents and explains why the earth's crust shifts.
tsunami A large ocean wave that is caused by an earthquake along the floor of the ocean.
mixed economy An economy that allows for both public and private ownership of businesses.
city-state A political division made up of a city and surrounding area.
dictatorship A government where the leader has unlimited power and severely limits the rights of the citizens.
communism A type of government where there is a command economy and rights of the people are limited.
archipelago This is a chain of islands.
Ring of Fire An area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
globalization This is the growing connectedness of different regions of the world resulting in the spread of culture, ideas, disease, goods, and technologies.
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