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Chapter 2 Key Terms

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nomads
hunting people; traveled from place to place to find food
civilization
high organized group of people with their own language and ways of living
archaeologists
scientists who study the objects left by early people
artisans
skilled craftworkers
capital
money that can be invested in business ventures for the purpose of making a profit
entrepreneurs
people who risked their money to set up a business in order to make a profit, financed these inventions
urbanization
growth of cities
imperialism
the control by one country of the political economic, or cultural life of another country or region
westernization
adoption of western culture
nationalism
pride in and loyalty to one's country
cash crops
could be sold on the world market
modernization
set up stable governments and produce a high level of goods and services
tariff
tax on imported goods
privatization
selling state-owned industries to private investigators
literacy
the ability to read and write
population density
average number of people living in an area of a specific size