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ba 7th grade geography ch 31&32 vocab flash cards

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sphere of influence
A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities.
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
warlord
a military leader operating outside the control of the government
light industry
the production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
martial law
rule by the army instead of the elected government
double cropping
Harvesting twice a year from the same field.
theocrat
one who rules a nation and religion
autonomous region
a political unit with limited self government
ideogram
symbol that stands for a concept rather than a word
atheism
the belief that there is no god
acupuncture
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
buffer
protective zone
provisional government
a temporary government
exodus
A mass departure
seismogram
The record of an earthquake's seismic waves produced by a seismograph.
typhoon
a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
homogeneous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
militarism
policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war
tariff
tax on imported goods
downsize
to fire an employee in order to reduce costs
quota
a prescribed number
DMZ
demilitarized zone
proliferation
an increase in number, multiplication
barbarian
a member of an uncivilized people
paddy
rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
indigenous
native to a certain area
insurgent
a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
doi moi
the economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
heterogeneous
Composed of different kinds, diverse