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Monsoon Asia

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Formal region
Defined by government. Ex- Countries or Continents
Functional region
Areas serviced by a particular service.
Perceptual region
Area carved out by peoples attitude about a place.
Hinduism
a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme beingof many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a
Buddhism
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Confucianism
The system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
East Asia
countries include: Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, China, and Mongolia.
South Asia
- countries include: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Bangladesh, Kyrgystan, Pakistan,
Southeast Asia
a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Reincarnation
the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions
Karma
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
Enlightenment
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
Meditation
the act of deep thinking or reflection
Democratic Governement
the people play a much greater role in decoding who the rule are and what decisions are made.
Command economy
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
Communism
Gov. has total control over economy and believes in--no rich no poor.
Totalitarian Government
a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge it. Ex: North Korea
Dictatorship
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Market Economy
economic system in which decisions on production and consumption of goods and services are based on voluntary exchange in markets
Globalization
growth to a global or worldwide scale
Interdependence
a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
Free trade
international trade free of government interference
Trade barriers
taxes, quotas, and other restrictions on goods entering or leaving a country
Multinational Corporations
companies that operate across national boundaries: also called transitional corporations
Population Density
number of individuals per unit area
Developed Nations
High standard of living
Developing Nations
close to being developed but still have a few things holding them back such as poor health education.
Under developing nations
Few resources, very low living standards
Standard of living
a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone
Urban Population
means the amount of people living in the city rather than the country
GDP per capita
total value of goods and services produced in a year divided by the population
Cultural Diffusion
the spread of cultural elements from one society to another
Accessibility
Easy access to something
One child policy
Act in China that allows people to have only 1 child in the city and 2 children in the countryside.
Authoritarian government
A system of rule by the government and only the government.