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The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
a site of innovation from which basic ideas, materials, and technology diffuse to many cultures
the belief in a supernatural power or powers that are regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe, as well as the system of beliefs itself
the average number of children a woman of childbearing years would have in her lifetime
Push-Leads one away from home country. Pull-Attracts immigrants to a particular country
The average number of people who live in a measurable are, such as a square mile.
an independent unit that occupies a specific territory and has full control of its internal and external affairs
a group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity
A ruling family headed by a king or queen holds political power and may or may not share the power with citizen bodies.
Government and economic system where nearly all political power and means of production are held by the government in the name of the people.
political units touching the borders of the central city or touching other suburbs that touch the city
a functional area including a city and its surrounding suburbs and exurbs, linked economically
a type of economic system in which production of goods and services is determined by a central government, which usually owns the means of production. Also called a Planned Economy.
the basic support systems needed to keep an economy going, including power, communications, transportation, water, sanitation, and education systems
gross national product (GNP)
the total value of all goods and services produced by a country's economy in a given year
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