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WH - Topic 15 Vocab

WH - Topic 15 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
imperialism domination by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region
protectorate country with its own government but under the control of an outside power
sphere of influence area in which an outside power claims exclusive investment or trading privileges
paternalistic the system of governing a country as a father would a child
elite upper class
Mahdi a Muslim savior of the faith
pasha provincial ruler in the Ottoman empire
sultan Muslim ruler
genocide deliberate attempt to destroy an entire religious or ethnic group
concession special economic right given to a foreign power
sati Hindu custom that called for a widow to join her husband in death by throwing herself on his funeral pyre
sepoy Indian soldier who served in an army set up by the French or English trading companies
viceroy one who governed in India in the name of the British monarch
deforestation the destruction of forest land
purdah isolation of women in separate quarters
balance of trade difference between how much a country imports and how much it exports
trade surplus situation in which a country exports more than it imports
trade deficit situation in which a country imports more than it exports
indemnity payment for losses in war
extraterritoriality right of foreigners to be protected by the laws of their own nation
zaibatsu since the late 1800s, powerful banking and industrial families in Japan
homogeneous society society that has common culture and language
indigenous original or native to a country or region
penal colony place where people convicted of crimes are sent
regionalism loyalty to a local area
caudillo military dictator in Latin America
peonage system by which workers owe labor to pay their debts
confederation unification
dominion self-governing nation
metis people of mixed Native American and French Canadian descent
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