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Flashcards in Basic Geography I Deck (29):
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Iberian Peninsula

Spain and Portugal

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Ice age

Time of lower temperatures when much of the land was covered with snow and ice

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Iceberg

Large floating mass of ice

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Ice sheet

Large mass compressed ice

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Icon

Image of important Christian figures, such as Jesus Christ, his mother, Mary, or various saints and biblical events

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Illiterate

Not able to read and write

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illumination

Art of decorating books with elaborate designs and sometimes with pictures in gold, silver, and bright colors

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Immigrate

To migrate into a place

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Imperialism

Process of creating an empire by taking over other areas

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Import

Good or service sold within a country that is produced in another country

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Incentive

Factor that encourages people to behave a certain way

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Indian subcontinent

Land to the south of the Himalayas

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Indigenous

Native to a region

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Industrialization

Growth of machine power production and manufacturing

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Industrial revolution

A time in which new technologies transformed manufacturing and changed society forever

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Infant mortality rate

Number of infant deaths per 1000 births

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Inflation

General increase in prices

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Infrastructure

Body of public works, such as roads, bridges, and hospitals that a country needs to support a modern economy

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Innovative

Characterized by an ability to develop new ideas and products

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Insurgency

Rebellion

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Interdependent

Dependent on one another

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Interest

Price paid for borrowing money

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Interest group

Group that seeks to influence public policy on certain issues

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Intertropical convergence zone

Belt rising air near the equator

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Intifada

Palestinian campaign of violent resistance against Israel control

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Investing

Acts of using money in the hopes of making a future profit

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Irrigate

To supply water to

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Islamist

Belief that politics and society should follow Islamic teachings

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Israeli settlements

Places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip where Israelis have settled