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20 terms

unit III

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culture
knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group
genocide
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group
partition
to divide a country into separate countries
nationalism
feelings of loyalty or devotion to one's country
imperialism
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
Hinduism
a polytheistic religion that originated in South Asia that believes in Brahman, reincarnation, karma, and the caste system
Buddhism
a religion that began in South Asia that emphasizes the four noble truths and the eightfold path
Judaism
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
Christianity
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
Islam
a monotheistic religion from Southwest Asia that believes Muhammed is the last sacred prophet of God
Confucianism
a religion that started in China that emphasizes filial piety and respect for elders
Shintoism
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
Kashmir
an area between India and Pakistan that both countries claim and have fought over in the past
colonialism
when a country sends settlers to another country or area of the world
region
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