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AP hum geo vocab ch7

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Apartheid Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
Balkanization Process by which a state breads down through conflicts among its ethnicities.
Balkanized Descriptive of a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with complex, long-standing antagonisms toward eachother.
Blockbusting A process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that persons or color will soon move into the neighborhood.
Centripetal forcce An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state.
Ethnic cleansing Process in which a more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less ppowerful one in order to create an ethnically homogenous region.
Ethnicity Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
Multiethnic state State that contains more that on ethnicity.
Multinational state State that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to co-exist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities.
Nationalism Loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality.
Nationality Identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there.
Nation-state A state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality.
Race Identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor.
Racism Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Racist A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism.
Self-Determination Concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves.
Sharecropper A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the crops.
Triangular slave trade` a practice, primarily during the eighteenth century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands, molasses from the Caribean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa.
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