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family

two or more people who are closely related by birth, marriage, or adoption

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famine

a huge food shortage

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fascism

a political system that stresses national strength, military might , and the belief that the state is more important than individuals

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fasting

limited eating

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fault

seam in Earth's crust

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federal system

system of government in which power is divided among central, regional, and local governments

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Fertile Crescent

a region with good conditions for growing crops that stretches from the Mediterranean coast east through Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) to the Persian Gulf

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feudalism

in medieval Europe, a system in which land was owned by lords but held by vassals in return for their loyalty

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Five-Year Plan

one of a series of plans introduced by Josef Stalin that was intended to transform the Soviet Union's economy

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flood plain

flat lands along a river

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foliage

leaves on trees

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foreign policy

set of goals outlining how a country plans to interact with other countries

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fossil

preserved remains of ancient human, animal, or plant

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fossil fuel

nonrenewable resource formed over millions of years from the remains of ancient plants and animals

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free trade

removal of trade barriers

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French Revolution

a political movement that removed the French king from power and formed a republic

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fundamentalism

belief that holy books should be taken literally, word for word