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Oasis

Place in the desert where water can be found

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Oligarchy

Government in which a small group of people rule

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One-child policy

China's family planning policy; under this law, many married couples are only allowed to have one child

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Oni

Yoruba religious leader

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Opportunity cost

Cost of what you have to give up when making a choice

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Orbit

Path one object makes as it circles around another

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Outback

A sparsely inhabited region of Australia with low plateaus and plains

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Outsourcing

Sending tasks to be done by workers outside a company

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Overgrazing

So much grazing that plants are killed

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Ozone layer

Layer of the atmosphere that filters out most of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays

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Pacific island countries trade agreement (PICTA)

Agreement intended to form a free-trade area among the nations

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Pacific islands Forum

Intergovernmental organizations that aims to increase cooperation between and represent the interests of Pacific countries

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Pack ice

Seasonal ice that floats on water rather than being attached to land

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Pan Africanism

Political and social movement that sought to unite black Africans across the globe

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Pan Arabism

Idea that all Arabic-speaking countries should cooperate and join together

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Parliament

British legislature

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Parliamentary democracy

A democracy in which Parliament chooses the government

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Parliamentary system

System of government in which voters elect
representatives to the legislature, which then selects the Prime Minister

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Partition

Splitting a country into two states

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Patricians

Wealthy aristocrats in ancient Rome

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Pax Romana

Period of stability in the Roman empire under Augustus

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Peninsula

Area of land almost completely surrounded by water but connected to a mainland

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Period

Length of time singled out because of a specific event or development that happened during that time

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Permafrost

Permanently frozen soil

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Perspective

A technique that allows artists to display a three-dimensional space on a flat surface