21 terms

Chapter 33 Today's World

Growth to a global or worldwide scale.
A relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services.
Multinational Corporations
Companies that operate across national boundaries: also called transitional corporations.
Out sourcing
The procuring of services or products, such as the parts used in manufacturing a motor vehicle, from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs.
Free Trade
International trade free of government interference.
Popular Culture
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Cultural diffusion
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another.
Non governmental organization's are aimed at third world or developing countries with the goal of eradicating some of the problems in the country.
A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death.
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.
Use of terror or violence as a means of getting what you want.
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Variety of chemical, biological, or nuclear devices used by terrorists to strike at government or high-profile targets; designed to create a maximum number of casualties.
Something that forces obedience with a law or rule.
Sustainable development
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The state of being clear of trees.
Global Warming
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere.
The branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments.
Genetic Engineering
The technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism.
Green Revolution
The introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity.
Making a genetically identical copy of DNA or of an organism.