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The World in 1750 C.E.

Exploration the investigation of unknown regions
govern to rule over by right of authority
archipelago a large group or chain of islands
religious tolerance people allowing other people to think or practice other religions and beliefs
turning point a point at which something changes direction
isolationism isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements
map a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth
cultural diffusion what happens when the cultural beliefs and social activities are spread through different ethnicities, religions, nationalitie
transoceanic extending across or traversing the ocean
empire a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government
geography the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these
selective borrowing is an example of cultural diffusion when a country is able to choose which aspects of culture they want to bring to their own country.
conquer overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force
unify make or become united, uniform, or whole
territory an area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state.
diverse showing a great deal of variety; very different
voyage a long journey involving travel by sea or in space
stabilize make or become unlikely to change, fail, or decline
social class a division of a society based on social and economic status.
irregular coastline when the line of the land is uneven
hierarchy a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority
centralize concentrate (control of an activity or organization) under a single authority
social order a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority
mountain a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
Created by: Mrs.Ingerick