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Glencoe World Geo. 4

Glencoe World Geography Chapter 4

Pollution Unclean or impure elements in the air, water, and land.
Natural Increase Growth rate
Doubling Time The number of years it takes for a population to double in size.
Migration The movement of people from place to place.
Death Rate The number of deaths per year for every 1,000 people.
Birthrate The number of births per year for every 1,000 people.
Free Trade The removal of trade barriers so goods can flow freely among countries.
Natural Resources Substances on earth that are not made by people, but can be used by people.
Developed Countries Countries that have a great deal of technology and manufacturing.
Developing Countries Countries working toward greater technology and manufacturing uses.
Industrialization The spread of industry.
Population Distribution The pattern of human settlement.
Population Density The average number of people living on a square mile or square kilometer of land.
Oligarchy Any system of government in which a small group holds power.
Democracy A system of government in which leaders rule with the consent of the citizens.
Traditional Economy A system in which tradition and custom determine economic activity.
Market Economy A system in which individuals and private groups make decisions about what to produce.
Mixed Economy A system in which the government supports and regulates free enterprise through decisions that affect the marketplace.
Command Economy The government owns or directs the means of production and controls the distribution of goods.
Culture The way of life of people who share similar beliefs and customs.
Language Families Large groups of languages having similar roots.
Ethnic Group People who share a common language, history, place of origin, or a combination of these elements.
Culture Region A region of the earth with common cultural characteristics.
Cultural Diffusion The process of spreading new knowledge and skills from one culture to another.
Culture Hearths Early centers of civilization whose ideas and practices spread to surrounding areas.
Unitary System A government that gives all key powers to the national or central government.
Federal System Divides the powers of government between the national government and the state or provincial governments.
Autocracy A government in which the power and authority to rule belong to a single individual.
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