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Draft/re-do QPA 2 Study Guide 7th grade social studies
7th grade social studies QPA for Georgia created by another GA teacher. Review and decide what to share with the kids or make into separate sets.
Terms in this set (42)
A government controlled by religious leaders
a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
form of government in which a few people have the power
Name three reasons for the ongoing conflicts throughout the Middle East
Oil, Terrorism, Human Rights (fight for democracy)
Persian Gulf War
(1990 - 1991) Conflict between Iraq and a coalition of countries led by the United States to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait which they had invaded in hopes of controlling their oil supply. A very one sided war with the United States' coalition emerging victorious.
Operation Enduring Freedom
US invades afghanistan to eliminate taliban to destroy Al Qaeda
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Began in march 2003 to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction and overthrow Saddam Hussein. After the overthrow, longstanding religious-ethnic disputes came out. Sunni, Shi'a, and Kurds all fought. Political stalemate.
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
Leader of the Indian independence movement and advocate of nonviolent resistance. After being educated as a lawyer in England, he returned to India and became leader of the Indian National Congress in 1920.
an organization formed in 1906 to protect the interests of India's Muslims, which later proposed that India be divided into separate Muslim and Hindu nations
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
Occupation of Japan
- General Douglas MacArthur had taken charge of occupied Japan
- his mission was to introduce democracy and keep Japan from threatening war again
- The U.S. saw Japan as the key to defending Asia
America's war hero of the Pacific in WWII, given control over the UN forces during the Korean War, US general in the Pacific, Monitored the rebuilding of Japan
Great Leap Forward
Started by Mao Zedong, combined collective farms into People's Communes, failed because there was no incentive to work harder, ended after 2 years
(1966-1976) Political policy in started in China by Mao Zedong to eliminate his rivals and train a new generation in the revolutionary spirit that created communist China. The Cultural Revolution resulted in beatings, terror, mass jailings, and the deaths of thousands.
square where pro-democracy demonstrators were attacked by soldiers
a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate pecefully
Demilitarized zone. The dividing line between North and South Vietnam established in 1954 at the Geneva Convention.
The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea. China helped North Korea. End Result North Korea stayed communist and South Korea stayed non-communist.
a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam; he and his Viet Minh/Viet Cong allies fought French and American forces to a standstill in Vietnam, 1946-1973. Considered a nationalist by many, others viewed him as an agent of the Soviet Union and China.
Ganges River Pollution
millions of gallons of sewage (waste), cremation, and industry. 1 of 5 top polluted rivers
Three Gorges Dam
- located in China
- produces hydroelectric power
- diverts water for agriculture
- very controversial
- forced about 3 million people to move
is the longest river in China and the second-longest river in the world. It runs into the East China Sea. Flooding is a yearly problem here in the spring rainy season which has caused upwards of 145,000 deaths in a single year (1935).
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
an economic system based on free enterprise, in which businesses are privately owned, and production and prices are determined by supply and demand
system combining characteristics of more than one type of economy
a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business
The economic practice of focusing resources on production of one or a few goods
a limitation on imports
a government tax on imports or exports
a government order imposing a trade barrier
the knowledge and skills that workers acquire through education, training, and experience
mixed market economy with elements of a state-run sector.
mixed market - strong industries, electric manufacturing, import natural resources, and intensive agriculture is this countries economy
rapidly growing mixed market economy; caused economic inequality throughout the country
North Korea's economy
Saudi Arabia's government
monarchy; leader is a king
Parliamentary Democracy. Parliament is called the Knesset and has representatives like the U.S. legislative branch. The head of the gov't is called the Prime Minister
executive and legislative branches are combined, leaders of the country are Prime Ministers
a system of government where the executive branch exists separately from a legislature (to which it is generally not accountable).
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