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Minority

Group making up less than half the population

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Missionary

A person sent to another country by a church to spread its religious beliefs

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Mixed economy

An economy that combines elements of traditional, market, and command economy systems

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Monarchy

Form of government in which the state is ruled by a monarch

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Monotheism

The belief in a single God

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Monsoon

Seasonal wind

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Mosque

Islamic house of worship

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Movement

How people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another

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Multinational organization

An organization that crosses borders, such as, a large corporation with stores in multiple countries

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Mummy

A body that has been conserved so that it will not decompose

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Music

An artform that uses sound, usually produced by instruments or voices

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Muslim brotherhood

And Islamist party that opposes the Egyptian government

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Nationalism

Strong devotion to one's nation

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Nation-state

State that is independent of other states

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Natural resource

Useful material found in the environment

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Nirvana

In Hinduism, a state of understanding that releases the soul from the cycle of rebirth

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Nomad

Person who moves from place to place without a permanent home

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Nomadic herder

A person who raises livestock for a living and has no settled home but moves from place to place

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Non-alignment

Not becoming an ally of either the United States or the Soviet Union during Cold War

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Nongovernmental organization ( NGO)

Group that operates with private funding

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Nonrenewable energy

Energy that cannot be replaced

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Norm

Behavior that is considered normal in a particular society

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Northwest passage

Hypothetical North American passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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Nuclear family

Family that consists of parents and their children

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Nuclear war

A war that involves nuclear weapons

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Nuclear weapon

Powerful explosive device that can cause widespread destruction