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IGHS Winkels

World Geography Chapter 5

TermDefinition
Colony any territory separated from, but subject to, a ruling power
Annexed added to/incorporated
Civil War a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
Industrial Revolution introduced power-driven machinery, enabling factories to produce great quantities of goods
Continental Divide a boundary that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
Drainage Basins areas of land that are drained by major rivers and their tributaries
Tributaries rivers and streams that carry water to a major river
Rain Shadow an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
Literacy the ability to read and write
Ceded transferred
Striations scratch marks on glaciated rocks
Suburbs residential areas outside a central city
Standard of Living a measurement based on available education, housing, health care and nutrition
per capita per person
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