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Silk Road

Series of trade routes across Asia

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Single party state

A country in which one political party controls the government

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Slum

Poor, overcrowded urban neighborhood

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Social class

Group of people living in similar economic conditions

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Social structure

Pattern of organized relationships among groups of people within a society

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Society

Group of humans with a shared culture who organize themselves to meet their basic needs

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Solstice

Point on which days are longest in one hemisphere and shortest in another

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Sovereignty

Supreme authority

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Soviet

A republic or unit of government under a central communist government

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Specialization

Act of concentrating on a limited number goods or activity

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Special purpose map

Map that shows the location or distribution of human for physical features

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Sphere

Round shape body

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Spillover

An effect on someone or something not involved in an activity

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Standard of living

Level of comfort enjoyed by person or society

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Staple crop

The most important crop produced or consumed in an area

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State

Region that shares a common government

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Steepe

Vast area of grasslands

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Stock

Share of ownership in a company

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Strait

Narrow body of water that cuts through land, connecting two bodies of water

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Subarctic climate

Climate with limited precipitation, cool summers, and very cold winters

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Subsistence farming

Farming with little left over to send to market

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Suburb

Residential area on the edge of a city or town

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Suburban sprawl

Spread of suburbs away from the core city

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Superpower

An extremely powerful nation

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Supply

Amount of good or service that is available for use

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Surplus

Extra

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Swahili

Bantu language that has many Arabic elements and words from other languages