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Unitary system

System of government in which a central government has the authority to make laws for the entire country

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Universal theme

Subject or theme that relates to the entire world

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Unlimited government

Government structure in which there are no effect of limits on government action

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Ural Mountains

Low-lying mountains that separate European Russia from Asiatic Russia

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Urban

Located in cities

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Urbanization

Movement of people from rural to urban areas

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Urbanized

Place where most people live in cities

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Urban sprawl

Spread of cities into land that had not previously been developed

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Valley

Stretch of low land between mountains and hills

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Vassals

In medieval Europe, noblemen who received land from other noblemen in return for their services

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Visual arts

Art form such as paintings, sculptures, and photography

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Wage

Money paid to an employee

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Water cycle

The movement of water from Earth surface into the atmosphere and back

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Weather

Condition of the air and sky at a certain time

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Weathering

Process of breaks rocks down into tiny pieces

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World War I

1914 to 1918, sometimes called the great war, the first truly global conflicts

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Wind turbines

Giant windmills that use large bodies to collect the winds energy

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World War II

1939 to 1945, the second major global conflict

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Yoruba

Ethnic groups living mainly in present-day Nigeria that share common language, culture, and history

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Zionism

The movement to create a Jewish state in the Jews historic homeland

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Zoroastrianism

An Iranian religion that dates back to ancient times