Geography Culture Study Guide

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free trade
removing trade barriers so that goods flow freely among countries
culture
way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs including language and religion
Dialect
local form of language that makes it different from the main language
Natural resource
resources that can renew themselves such as trees,fertile soil, and clean water
democracy
people vote to choose leaders
economic system
system that sets rules for how people decide what goods and services to produce and how they are exchanged
dictatorship
government under the control of one all- powerful leader
Death rate
number of people out of every 1,000 who die in a given year.
Birth rate
number of children born each year out of every 1,000 people.
Globalization
development of a world culture and world economy
Population density
average # of people living in a square mile.
Culture region
different countries that have cultural traits in common.
urbanization
when people move to cities
tariff
tax added to imported goods
renewable resources
natural resources that can't be used up. wind, sun, forests