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25 terms

SOCIAL STUDIES MIDTERM

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Bourgeoisie
the middle class (3rd estate)
Blockade
an act of sealing off a place to prevent good from leaving or entering
Abdicate
fail to fulfill or undertake a responsibility or duty
Refugee
a person who feels for refuge of safety especially to a foreign country
Interchangeable Parts
parts that are for particular purposes identical
Tenements
multistory buildings divided into crowded apartments
Urbanization
the movement of people from rural areas to cities
Socialism
the stage following capitalism in the transition to communism
Communism
a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by the government
Laissez-faire
an environment in which transactions between private parties are free from state
Proletariat
the class of wage earners esp. those who earn their living manually
Tariff
a tax to be paid on particular imports or exports
Nationalism
strong feeling of pride by a government for its citizens
Annex
to attach territory into the domain of a city/country/state
Suffrage
the right to vote
Social Welfare
social service provided by a government for its citizens
Genocide
extermination of a national, racial, politic, or cultural government
Trade Surplus
an economic measure of a positive balance of trade
Trade Deficit
a negative balance of trade
Indemnity
protection of security against damage or loss
Sepoy
a native soldier in the service of Europeans
Extraterritoriality
immunity from jurisdiction of a nation
Protectorate
country with its own government but under the control of other power
Deforestation
to clear forests of trees
Homogenous Society
consisting of people or things that are all the same type