ba 7th grade geography ch 31&32 vocab flash cards

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sphere of influence

A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities.

abdicate

to give up a position, right, or power

warlord

a military leader operating outside the control of the government

light industry

the production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances

martial law

rule by the army instead of the elected government

double cropping

Harvesting twice a year from the same field.

theocrat

one who rules a nation and religion

autonomous region

a political unit with limited self government

ideogram

symbol that stands for a concept rather than a word

atheism

the belief that there is no god

acupuncture

treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

buffer

protective zone

provisional government

a temporary government

exodus

A mass departure

seismogram

The record of an earthquake's seismic waves produced by a seismograph.

typhoon

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

militarism

policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war

tariff

tax on imported goods

downsize

to fire an employee in order to reduce costs

quota

a prescribed number

DMZ

demilitarized zone

proliferation

an increase in number, multiplication

barbarian

a member of an uncivilized people

paddy

rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field

indigenous

native to a certain area

insurgent

a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

doi moi

the economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986

heterogeneous

Composed of different kinds, diverse

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