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Decolonization

This refers to the process of a colony gaining control over its own territory and establishing an independent government

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The differences between culture, ethnicity, economics, and landscapes

Diversity

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A region defined by the aspect of a physical form. Region as a mountain range, a river, or valley

Formal region

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A region with a function
Ex. City

Functional region

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A social condition of complete parity and equality between males and females

Gender equity

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Geographic information Systems. Computer assisted geography.

GIS

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The study of earth

Geography

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A concept of the world and its participants

Globalization

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Global Positioning System. A satellite navigation system. System that locates by satellite.

GPS

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Gross domestic product. Total value of goods and services produced by a country In a year

GDP

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Gross national Income. GDP+overseas monies.
Ex ford motor company making money in U.S. And Europe.

GNI

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Human development index. UN program that addresses statistics of human development.

HDI

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Less developed country. Country with low living standard. Underdeveloped country. Found in Africa.

LDC

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Language of trade. Used to make communication possible in other countries when you can't speak their language.

Lingua Franca

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The ratio of distance on a map

Map scale

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Longitude lines that run north to south

Meridians

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More developed country. A well developed industrial economy/country

MDC

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Lines of latitude that run east to west

Parallels

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The number of people per unit of area

Population density

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The zero degree longitude line on a map

Prime meridian

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Geographic concept of an area

Region

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Refers to the separation of church and state. Of politics and religion.

Secularism

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Systematic use of terror to achieve political or cultural goals

Terrorism

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The percentage of people that live in cities or towns

Urbanized population

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A region of ones own perception

Vernacular region

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Cultural landscape

Visible, material expression of human settlement