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A community of plants and animals that depend upon one another, and their surroundings, for survival
The study of the interrelationship between people and their physical environment
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Computer tools that process and organize data and satellite images with other types of information gathered by geographers and other scientists
The growth rate, which is the difference between an area's birthrate and its death rate
A model that uses birthrates and death rates to show changes in the population trends of a country or region
Made up of a group of people who share a common language, history, place of origin, or a combination of these elements
Regions that have certain traits in common, like economic systems, forms of government, and social groups
System of government that divides the powers of government between national government and state or provincial governments (i.e. the U.S.)
Any system of government in which the power and authority to rule belong to a single individual
Another form of autocratic government where the king or queen exercises the supreme powers of government
Economy in which the government supports and regulates free enterprise through decisions that affect the marketplace
Economy in which the government owns or directs the means of production and controls the distribution of goods
Elements from the Earth that are not made by people but can be used by them for food, fuel, or other necessities
Newly Industrialized Countries
Countries that have moved from primarily agricultural to primarily manufacturing and industrial activities
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