World Studies Week 4

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World Studies Week 4
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  1. Aslyum
    An institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or others that require specialized assistance
  2. City-State
    an independent or autonomous entity whose territory consists of a city which is not administered as a part of another local government
  3. Discrimination
    Making a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing based on group or class that they belong to
  4. Diversity
    State of act of being diverse; variety
  5. Famine
    Extreme and general scarcity of food
  6. Pollution
    Introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment
  7. Privatization
    to make exclusive; from public to private
  8. Rain Forest
    A tropical forest with tall trees and high annual rainfall
  9. Refugee
    A person who flees for safety to a foreign country
  10. Republic
    a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and representatives are chosen by them
  11. Society
    Group of persons together for religious, cultural, political, or other purposes
  12. State
    Areas where communities have own governments under a soveriegn government
  13. Stateless Nation
    A group, usually minority ethnic group, considered as a nation entitled to its own state for that nation
  14. Terrorism
    the use of violence and threats to intimidate, especially for politcal purposes
  15. Traditional Economy
    economic systems that pertain in societies with extensive subsistence agriculture

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