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Flashcards in Basic Geography B Deck (17):
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Baath Party

Iraqi political party formed after Iraq won independence from Britain

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Benin

city in present-day southwestern Nigeria that was a powerful empire from around 1300 to the 1800's

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Berbers

indigenous people of western North Africa

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Berlin Wall

a wall built by the East German government in 1961 to divide East and West Berlin: the wall came to symbolize Cold War divisions

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bias

unfair preference for or dislike of something

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biodiversity

variety of living things in a region or ecosystem

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biofuel

fuel from organic material

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birth rate

number of live births per 1,000 people in a year

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Boers

Dutch, French, and other European farmers in colonial South Africa

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Bollywood

Indian film industry

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Bolsheviks

Russian political group that called for worker control

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bond

certificate issued by a company or government promising to pay back borrowed money with interest

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Book of the Dead

ancient Egyptian collection of prayers and other writings meant to help the dead find their way during the afterlife

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Brain drain

situation when large numbers of educated people migrate out of a country

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Buddism

religion that developed out of the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Budda

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budget

plan that shows income and expenses over a period of time

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bureaucracy

set of hired government officials