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culture
a set of beliefs, values, and practices that a group of people have in common
Culture Trait
is an activity or behavior in which people often take part
Culture region
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
Ethnic group
a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
Culture diversity
is the state of having a variety of cultures on the same area
Culture diffusion
a spread of culture traits form one region to another
Population
the total number of people in a given area
population density
a measure of the number of people living in an area
Birhtrate
the annual number of births per 1,000 people
Migration
the process of moving from one place to live in another
democracy
a form of government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority
Communism
a political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country
Market Economy
a system based on private ownership, free trade, and competition
Command economy
a system in which the central government makes all economic decisions
developed countries
countries with strong economics and a high quality of life
Gross domestic product (GDP)
the values of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year
Developing countries
countries with less productive economics and a lower quality of life
Globalization
The process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
Popular culture
Refers to culture traits that are well know and widely accepted
Interdependence
A relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
United Nations (UN)
An organization of the world's countries that promotes peace and security around the globe
Humanitarian aid
Assistance to people in distress