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Taiga

Thick forest of coniferous trees

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Tariff

Tax on imports or exports

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Technology

Practical application of knowledge to accomplish a task

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Temperate

Moderate in terms of temperature

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Temperate zone

Areas between the high and low latitudes; also known as middle latitudes

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Temperature

Measure of how hot or cold the air is

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Terrorism

Use of violence to create fear for political reasons

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Theocracy

A government run by religious power

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Time zones

Areas sharing the same time

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Timeline

Line marked off with a series of events and their dates

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Tombouctou

City founded around 1100 in modern-day Mali; for centuries, one of the most important cities in west Africa

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Tornado

Swirling funnel of wind that can reach 200 miles (320 km) per hour

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Trade

Exchange of goods and services in a market

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Trade barrier

Something that keeps goods and services from entering a country

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Traditional economy

Economy in which people make economic decisions based on the customs and habits

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Treaty

Formal agreement between two or more countries

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Triangular trade

Three stage trade Pattern that carried goods and enslaved people among Europe, Africa, and the Americas

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Tribune

Representatives of plebeians in ancient Rome

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Trinity

Three persons, or forms, of god according to Christian belief: God the father, God the son, and the Holy Spirit

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Tropical cyclone

Intense rainstorm with strong winds that forms over oceans in the tropics

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Tropical wet and dry climates

Climate with a wet season and summer in the dry season winter

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Tropical wet climate

Climate with hot temperatures and heavy rainfall year-round

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Tropics

Areas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; also known as low latitudes

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Tsar

Ruler of Imperial Russia; a term used by Byzantine rulers, derived from the latin Caesar or king

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Tsunameter

Scientific instrument that can detect when a tsunami

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tundra

Area wth limited vegetation, such as Moss and
shrubs

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Tundra climate

Climate was cool summers and bitter cold, dry winters

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Typhoon

Storm much like a hurricane

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Tyranny

Unjust use of power