Humanities 7 - Unit 6 Vocabulary SWC Asia
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the Middle East
the nickname for Southwest Asia, in particular the parts that include Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE
the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
A group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996
Internally Displaced Person, someone that in every way is a "refugee" and has fled their home but not their country of origin
weapons of mass destruction
a chemical, biological or radioactive weapon capable of causing widespread death and destruction.
dividing a country into separate parts (of government)
A policy adopted by the Bush administration in 2001 that declared a "war on terror" and stating that the military would make "no distinction between the terrorists and the countries that harbor them"
Cradle of Civilization
describes Southwest Asia because it is the birthplace to 3 of the world's major religions (Islam, Christianity, Judaism); it is where the first cities started; and it is where farming began
according to the United Nations someone fleeing their country of origin for fear of prosecution (for religious, racial, ethnic reasons) are outside their home country, and are unwilling to return home
a long, loose garment covering the whole body from head to feet, worn in public by many Muslim women.
nonrenewable energy sources
a source of energy that exists in limited quantities and, once used, cannot be replaced except over the course of millions of years
renewable energy sources
sources of energy able to be replaced through ongoing natural processes