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world geography term

holly's w geo vocab terms for 9wks test

the middle east was the birthplace of what types of activities irrigation, mathematics, farming techniques, alphabet system, city life, literacy
what does USSR stand for? union of soviet socialist republics
how many tribal groups make up africa's culture? 2000
the part of Russia located east of the Ural mts. is known as what? siberia
who was the first leader of the soviet union? Vladmir Lenin
the name of the Judaism god adonai
the name of the christian god yahweh
the name of the islamic god allah
the ural mts. create a dividing line between which two countries? europe and asia
what process is used in southwest asia in order to grow crops and what valuable resource? irrigation; water
what were some of the effects thet colonialism had on africa? separated friendly tribes, grouped enemies together, gave a few countries lots of resources while some didn't get any, border disputes, hutu and tutsi conflicts
what was the 6 day war? when the israeli army captured Jerusalem from the jordanian army
the differences between a communist and capitalistic country? communist-wealth shared equaly, government in control of everything; capitalist-people's rule on government and economy
genocide mass killing of a certain type of people intentionally
caravan groups of people that travel together for protection
dachas a russian country home
guinea worm disease disease transmitted by drinking contaminated water, parasitic
malaria disease transmitted by an infected mosquito bite
pharoahs ancient egyptian monarchs
africaners dutch, french, and german settlers and their descendants in south africa
tsetse fly black african fly carrying a human disease called sleeping sickness
apartheid segregation of black and white south africans by government policies
sanctions penalties used to force countries to change policies
hieroglyphs ancient egyptian pictures and symbols
yurts round, movable, felt, mat, houses in central asia
gulag network of prison labor camps in the soviet union
bolsheviks a communist group that overthrew the government during the russian revolution in 1917
czars title of the emperor of russia before the russian revolution
nomads people who often move from place to place
serfs poor farmers in russia bound to the land by their lords
eurasia the landmass of europe and asia combined
taiga a forest of mainly evergreen trees that covers half of russia
shatter belts a zone of frequent boundary changes and conflicts; located between major powers
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