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caliph

Muslim's political and religious leader

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calligraphy

artistic lettering

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capital

money or goods that are used to make

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caravan

group of people traveling together

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caravel

a small, light ship developed by the Portuguese that performed well on long voyages

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cardinal directions

north, east, south, and west

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cartography

the science of making maps and globes

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caste system

system that divides society into groups

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Catholic Reformation

changes made by the Catholic Church to keep Catholicism strong; response to the reformation

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censor

to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable

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chronology

list of events arranged in the order in which thy occurred

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citizen

legal member of a country

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city-state

independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory

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civic life

activities having to do with one's society and community

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civic participation

taking part in government

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civilization

culture with a written language in which people have many different kinds of jobs

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cleric

religious leader

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climate

average weather of a place over many years

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climate change

long-term significant change to a region's average weather

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Cold War

post- World War II period of hostility between the United States and its allies on one side and the Soviet Union and its allies on the other side

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collectivization

control shift to a group, or collective, from an individual or single entity

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colonialism

policy by which one country seeks to rule other areas

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colonization

movement of new settlers and their culture to an area

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command economy

economy in which the central government makes all basic economic decisions

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communism

political and economic system in which government owns all property and makes all economic decisions