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Prophet that is considered the founder of Islam
Muhammad
A movement to create and support a Jewish homeland in palestine
zionism
Holy city to which all Muslims hope to make a big pilgrimage
Mecca
The purpose of OPEC
controlling worldwide oil prices
The holiest Jewish site in Jerusalem
Western wall
What happened to cause many Jews to flee to Palestine?
Holocaust
Who divided Palestine into 2 states
United Nations
The state for the arabs was...
Palestine
The state for the Jews was...
Israel
The skills and talents of employed people
Human Resources
Where most of the earliest civilizations developed
Mesopotamia
Nation of people without a land to legally occupy
Stateless Nation
Unskilled laborers recruited to fill jobs in a country other than their own
Guest Workers
Name given to resource that is so valuable nations will go to war to ensure its steady supply
Strategic Commodity
Former leader of Al Qaeda Terrorist network
Osama Bin Laden
Former leader of Iraq
Saddam Hussein
Terrorist Network
Al Qaeda
Holy city to jews muslims and christians
Jerusalem
Only city in the world located on two continents
Istanbul
Turkey Straddles what two continents?
Asia and Europe
People who practice islam; converts to islam
muslims
Person who flees from his or her home to escape danger or persecution
refugee
Another name for western wall?
wailing wall
Celebrated by the Jews to commemorate the Israelites liberation from egyptian slavery
passover
pilgrimage to mecca
hajj
What do the Palestinian arabs want from the Jews?
homeland
What country did Iraq invade to start the Persian Gulf War?
Kuwait
Which president declared war on terrorism?
George W. Bush
Muslim place of worship
Mosique
Principle resource on the Arabian Peninsula
oil
What is the us promoting in the middle east?
democratic reforms
Where did the Muslims migrate to?
Pakistan
Sacred river to the Hindus
Ganges
Mt. Everest is located in which country?
Nepal
Ultimate goal of Hinduism
unity with Brahma
Sacred animal to the hindus
cow
Tactic Gandhi used to oppose British rule?
non violent resistence
What country was created when Pakistan split?
Bangladesh
The partition of India created which country?
Pakistan
World's tallest mountain peak
Mt. Everest
Who led India to Independence?
Gandhi
Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?
first prime minister of India
First country to reach a billion people
China
Reason why Indian sub-continent was divided
religious conflict
Where did the Hindus migrate to?
India
Differences between which 2 groups have resulted in fighting in Sri Lanka?
tamils and Sinhalese
What is not a reason Indian families continue to have large numbers of children?
Children are inexpensive to raise
What is not considered a basic necessity by India's government?
Education
What is the term for the inability to read and write?
illiteracy
One of the greatest challenges of India's government
growing enough food to feed its population
Moral consequences for a persons actions
karma
Plant used in the production of rope, carpet, and burlap sacks
jute
Cyclones in the US
hurricanes
Archipelago
Group of islands
Atoll
Coral islands that surround a lagoon
Deforestation
Clearing the land of all its tress
Bindi
Red dot on the forehead of Indian women
Monsoons
Seasonal winds
Cottage industry
Small scale industry carried on at home
Entrepreneurs
people who start and build a business
Subsistence farming
Growing food for just your family
Gurus
Teachers of the hindu religion
Alluvial plain
Rich farmland formed when rivers flood
Cyclone
Violent storm of fierce winds and heavy rains
Kyber Pass
Passageway from Pakistan to afghanistan
Microcredit
Small loans available to poor entrepreneurs
What is the holy city to the Hindus?
Varanasi
The Indian sub continent is separated from the rest of asia by what?
Himalayas
What is a skilled mountaineer that guides people through the Himalayas?
sherpa
What is the worlds most populated country?
China
The largest desert in asia
Gobi
Japan experiences more what than any other country in the world?
earthquakes
China adopted what policy to slow the population growth?
"One couple one child"
Japans greatest resource
its people
The US dropped bombs on which Japanese cities?
Hiroshima and nagasaki
Frequent earthquakes occur in Japan because of what?
it is located on the ring of fire
Japan is also called what?
Land of the rising sun
North Koreas current leader
Kim jong Un
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the US naval fleet where?
Pearl Harbor
Professional soldiers in Japan are called
Samurai
What was the long march?
communist journey to escape the nationalists
Which is not one of the 2 aspects of China's population control policy?
2 child limit
Who was the first leader of the communist party and announced china as a people's republic?
Mao Zedong
Most of the people live in what area of china?
east coast
Who is Hu Jintao
current president of China
The key factor in Japan's decision to attack the US
need for petroleum
Political party influenced by western ideas
Nationalists
Series of rules from the same family
dynasty
Country whose economy grows rapidly, cheap labor, tech, and exports
Economic Tiger
Division line between north and south korea
38th parallel
Strip of land that no military or weapons are allowed
Demilitarized Zone
Measures movements in the earth's crust
Seismograph
Political party which split off from nationalists; went on long march
Communists
Protective zone between 2 countries
Buffer
Denial of the existence of God
Atheism
Built by peasants to keep invaders out of China
Great Wall of China
Type of government North korea has
communist
Who supported south korea after WWII?
US
Which country has had the most influence and control in Taiwan?
China
Who supported north korea after WWII?
Soviet Union
Type of storm a typhoon is most like
hurricane
Burying trash between layers of dirt as a way of dispensing of waste
landfill
What type of government does China have?
communist
Three ways rivers are important to the economy of China?
provides hydroelectric power, irrigation, and transportation.
What has enabled Japan to achieve prosperity?
more discipline, and educating their people
How is Japan able to manufacture items for trade without having natural resources?
They import most of their natural resources