The world's tallest mountain, located in the Himalayas.
an ancient trade route between China and Europe.
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and that all living beings are part of one spirit.
considered to be an important holy river and an important water resource in India
The Hinduism belief that everyone had to be divided up into different classes. Overtime, a new caste was developed called the, 'untouchables.'
A chain of islands such as Japan or Indonesia
the name given to the South African whites who were descendants of the Dutch
French built this canal in the 1860's to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, or to connect Egypt to Sinai Peninsula.
a status that grants special trade advantages from the US...an example would be US/China
when a country exports more than it imports...It's a good thing! Example: Japan
a great philosopher of ancient China; taught importance of family, respect for elders, and reverence for ones past ancestors
A South African policy that had separated races into three levels...Blacks, Colored & Asians, and Whites.
leader of ANC, protested apartheid, arrested and imprisoned for 26 years, released and became the first black president of South Africa
Center of government and capital of Japan
a layer of oxygen in the atmosphere that protects Earth from harmful solar radiation....this layer is dangerously thinning over Antarctica.
coming from Southeast Asia over 40,000 years ago, these were the first humans to live in Australia.
capital of China, originally called Peking
China and North Korea's form of government
an instrument, invented during the Han Dynasty, that detects and records the intensity of earthquakes
a life threatening, serious health issue in southern Africa
lots of endemic species....poor island country off Africa....vanilla, cloves, sugar and coffee are exported....ruled by a dictator
Great Dividing Range
Mountains located in the Eastern Highlands of Austria, includes the the Murray-Darling River System and Tasmania, separates Austria's west and east river flows
Western Rift of Africa
a long, deep valley with mountains, plateaus or great lakes on either side,
Australian's very interior region where most of it's mineral resources are located,
Capital and most populated city in Egypt
located on southwest coast, this city is the capital of Australia,
the violent revolt in India (1857) against the East Indian Company that resulted in the British making India a British colony
Indian lawyer who led an non-violent movement (hungerstrikes, demonstrations, boycotts) to gain independence for India from the British
Captain James Cook
British explorer of New Zealand
an island really belonging to China, but thinks it's an independent country