← World Geography Midterm Review Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All gross domestic product (GDP) gross national product excluding payments on foreign investments. latin america over-population too many urban residents oligarchy a form of government in whichall power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. land reform any program, especially when undertaken by a national government, involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the landless. junta a small group ruling a country. democracy government by the people; a form of government in whichthe supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. caudillo a single person (dictator) ruling a country mexico culture is a blend of: native and mexican culture panama canal developed in 1914. made travel easier, for people didnt have to go around the bottom tip of south america anymore to get to the other side. movement the act, process or result of moving. diffusion the spread of ideas, inventions or patterns of behavior to different societies. weathering physical/chemical processes that change characteristics of rock. -physical only changes the look. -chemical changes the substance. erosion material is moved by wind, water, ice or gravity. Inca -lived in South America, Peru, and Chile. -built system of roads -didnt have a writing system, but they kept records with a complicated system of ropes with knots. Quechua the languageof the Inca civilization, presently spoken by about 7 million people in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. brazil biggest country in south america (population of 192 millon) push/pull migration push:makes you want to move OUT pull: makes you want to move TO carribean culture is a blend of: african natie and spanish culture slash and burn a way of clearing land for farming that involves cutting down and burning trees and other plants. irrigation artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops. infrastructure the basic underlying framework of a system or organization Llanos extensive grassy plain with few trees pampas vast, grassy plains of southern south america, especially in argentina urbanization the mass movement of people from rural areas to urban areas for various reasons. (better lives, better conditions, more job opportunities) geographic themes location, place, movement, human-environment interactions, regions.