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overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country


group of mountain ranges that run side by side

Federal Republic

government divided between national and state powers

Free Enterprise System

economic system in which people start and run businesses with limited government intervention


wide and deep enough to allow the passage of ships

Parliamentary Democracy

government in which voters elect representatives to a lawmaking body which chooses a prime minister to head the government


rolling, inland grassy area with very fertile soil


regional political division similar to states


to withdraw from a national government

Service Industry

business that provides services to people instead of producing goods

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