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The second-longest river of Europe. It flows from southern Germany east into the Black Sea.
A river of South Asia that flows southeast from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
A religion based on the teachings of the prophet Mohammed which stresses belief in one god (Allah), Paradise and Hell, and a body of law written in the Quran. Followers are called Muslims.
A monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior.
Belief system that started in India in the 500s BC. Happiness can be achieved through removal of one's desires. Believers seek enlightenment and the overcoming of suffering.
The percentage of a country's people who can read and write.
A figure indicating how long, on average, a person may be expected to live
A major African language family. Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages. Famous for migrations throughout central and southern Africa.
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
Languages (Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian) that developed as Slavic people migrated from a base in present-day Ukraine close to 2000 years ago
A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
Deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
a mountain chain of western South America
organization formed in 2002 to promote unity among African states and to foster development and end poverty
An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
North American Free Trade Agreement; allows open trade with US, Mexico, and Canada.
An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum.
Genetically modified organism made when DNA is removed from one organism and placed within the DNA of what can be a very different organism.
a sovereign state whose citizens or subjects are relatively homogeneous in factors such as language or common descent.
a country that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
Ethnic group that lives in parts of Iraq and Turkey. They often suffer persecution in both countries, and are currently under the protection of the United Nations in Iraq.
how fast a specific population grows
One Child Policy
A program established by the Chinese government in 1979 to slow population growth in China.
A measurement of the number of people per given unit of land
A factor that draws or attracts people to another location
a factor that induces people to leave old residences
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
A region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that developed the first urban societies. In the Bronze Age this area included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires, In the Iron Age, it was ruled by the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires.
Non renewable resource
a resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)
A natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumed
an extreme shortage of food
Agricultural revolution that increased production through improved seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation; helped to support rising Asian populations.
Economic decisions are made by individuals or the open market.
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
An economy in which private enterprise exists in combination with a considerable amount of government regulation and promotion.
Gross Domestic Product- the total market value of all final goods and services produced annually in an economy
The portion of the economy concerned with the direct extraction of materials from Earth's surface, generally through agriculture, although sometimes by mining, fishing, and forestry.
The portion of the economy concerned with manufacturing useful products through processing, transforming, and assembling raw materials.
Four Asian tigers
South Korea (largest), Taiwan (moving towards high tech), Singapore (Center for information and technology), Hong Kong(Break of Bulk Point): Because of their booming economies.