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10 terms

Vocabulary for U.S. and Canada

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free enterprise system
economic system in which people start and run businesses with limited government intervention
service industry
businesses that provide services to people instead of producing goods
navigable
describes a body of water wide enough to allow the passage of ships
colony
overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
federal republic
goverment divided between national and state powers
parlimentary democracy
government in which voters elect representatives to a law making body, which chooses a prime minister to head the government
secede
to withdraw from a national government
province
regional political division simmilar to states
prarie
rolling, inland grassy area with very fertile soil
cordillera
group of mountain ranges that run side by side