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the practice of using small pipes that slowly drip water just above ground to conserve water to use for crops
a displaced group of Arabs who lived or still live in what was formerly Palestine (israel)
a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of people's lives
Palestinian liberation organization. a political movement in an effort to make and independent palestine
a series of military expeditions in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Westrn European Christians to reclain control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims
an oily, dark-colored, flammable liquid found in the earth, consisting mainly of a mixture of various hydrocarbons.
a river in South asia that is an important source of water. flows from a himalayan glacier to the bay of bengal
Indus Valley Civilization
largest of the worlds first civilizations located in what is today Pakistan
Three Gorges Dam
a dam built in the 20th century on the Chang Jiang to control flooding and generate power
the military conflict as a result of the american involvement in South Vietnam's effort to prevent communist takeover by north vietnam
merging of regional economies in which nations become dependent on each other for goods and services
a country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and agressive exports
Spheres of Influence
method of dividing foreign control in China after the country was forced to sign treaties granting european privileges
powerful empire that was in present day cambodia and lasted from the 9th to the 15th century
association of southeast asian nations. an alliance that promotes economic growth and peace in the region
an activity in which a family produces only enough food, clothing etc. that they need
Treaty of Waitangi
treaty signed by the british and Maori in 1840 giving britain control over New Zealand
a region that straddles the Caucasus mountains and stretches between the black and caspian seas
region that includes the republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
a nuclear accident in 1986 that killed a lot of people and cause lasting health problems for the area
a type of economic system in which goods and services are determined by a central government
a type of economic system in which, economic system in which decisions on production and consumption of goods and services are based on voluntary exchange in markets (consumers)
The revolution that overthrew Russian Czar Nicholas I in 1917. Later established the Bolshevik government under Vladimir Lenin.
A Communist nation, consisting of Russia and 14 other states, that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Trans- Siberian Railroad
railroad that runs from Moscow to Vladivosto on the East coast and is the longest single rail line in the world
Also called the Black Death was a deadly disease that spread through Europe and killed one out of every three people
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
the current name of the freshwater lake in the Netherlands that was once an arm of the North Sea
countries of northern europe, including denmark, finland, iceland, norway, and sweden
a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of two. protects us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun
Small particles of dust released into the atmosphere by many natural processes and human activities
a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
hot desert wind that can blow air and dust from North Africa to western Europe's Mediterranean coast
a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service
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