Geography Culture Vocabulary

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market economy
Economic decisions are made by individuals or the free market.
cultural diffusion
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another
birth rate
the number of births in a year for every 1,000 people in a population
command economy
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
Population
group of individuals of the same species that live in the same area
ethnic group
a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
Culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
population density
Number of individuals per square mile
developed country
a country with relatively high levels of industrialization and high quality of life
culture trait
tells you about the identity of a culture
Globalization
development of a worldwide culture with an interdependent economy
culture diversity
the state of having a variety of cultures in the same area
death rate
the number of deaths each year per 1,000 people
Interdependence
the dependence of two or more people or things on each other.
Communism
a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership