Geography: Ch 4

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Geography: Ch 4
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First semester Geography words
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  1. the set of beliefs, values, and practices that a group of people have in common
    CULTURE
  2. an activity or behavior in which people often take part
    CULTURE TRAIT
  3. an area in which people have many shared culture traits
    CULTURE REGION
  4. a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
    ETHNIC GROUP
  5. having a variety of cultures in the same area
    CULTURAL DIVERSITY
  6. the spread of culture traits from one region to another
    CULTURAL DIFFUSION
  7. the total number of people in a given area
    POPULATION
  8. a measure of the number of people living in an area
    POPULATION DENSITY
  9. an annual number of births per 1,000 people
    BIRTHRATE
  10. the movement of people from one place to live in another
    MIGRATION
  11. a form of government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority
    DEMOCRACY
  12. a political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country
    COMMUNISIM
  13. an economic system based on free trade and competition
    MARKET ECONOMY
  14. an economic system in which the central government makes all economic decisions
    COMMAND ECONOMY
  15. the value of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year
    GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)
  16. countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
    DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
  17. countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life
    DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  18. the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
    GLOBILIZATION
  19. culture traits that are well known and widely accepted
    POPULAR CULTURE
  20. a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
    INTERDEPENDENCE
  21. an organization of countries that promotes peace and security around the world
    UNITED NATIONS
  22. assistance to people in distress
    HUMANITARIAN AID

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