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knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group


the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group


to divide a country into separate countries


feelings of loyalty or devotion to one's country


when a country seeks to control or occupy other countries

francophone world

countries in the world that share a common French heritage and use French as a major language


a polytheistic religion that originated in South Asia that believes in Brahman, reincarnation, karma, and the caste system


a religion that began in South Asia that emphasizes the four noble truths and the eightfold path


a monotheistic religion that began in Southwest Asia that follows the ten commandments, emphasizes the idea that Jewish people have a covenant with God, and believes in following laws from the Old Testament


a monotheistic religion where the followers believe Jesus Christ is the son of God who was sent to earth to die for people's sins


a monotheistic religion from Southwest Asia that believes Muhammed is the last sacred prophet of God


a religion that started in China that emphasizes filial piety and respect for elders


the official religion of Japan until the end of World War II that promotes the worship of kami, or nature spirits, and teaches that the emperor was a descendant of the Sun God


an area between India and Pakistan that both countries claim and have fought over in the past


when a country sends settlers to another country or area of the world


an area of the earth's surface that shares unifying characteristics

wheat belt

an area in the central United States where wheat is the primary crop

rust belt

a region from the Great Lakes to the Northeastern United States where heavy industry was concentrated until many factories went out of business

sun belt

a region across the southern United States where people retire to from colder northern states

romance language

languages that have Latin as a common root

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