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Social Studies vocab

Communism the government owns all large businesses and most of the country's land
Citizen are individuals with certain rights and responsibilities under a particular government
Ally a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose
Illiterate unable to read or write
Exile a person who leaves his or her homeland for another country because of political problems
Creole is a work referring to people of mixed ancestry
Commonwealth is a place that has its own government but also has has strong ties to another country
altiplano a high plateau region in the Andes
savanna a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees
coup a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
oasis a fertile spot in a desert where water is found
circumnavigate to go around the globe
Privatization transfer from public to private ownership
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
Sierra the mountains that run from northwest to southeast in Peru
Canopy leaves that form a dense mass at the top of the trees
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