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Flashcards in Unit 5 Vocab Deck (20):
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Meritocracy

Government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ABILITY

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Innovation

The act of changing an idea or invention into something new

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Dynasty

(Family) A line of hereditary rulers of a country or empires

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Architecture

The art or practice of designing and building structures

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Militarization

The process by which a society equips or trains for war

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Unification

To consolidate or bring together

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Adaptation

The process of changing to fit a new environment or different conditions

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Crossroads

A place where two roads meet

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Trade

The act or process of exchanging goods or services one has for the goods or services one wants

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Glyph

A symbolic figure or character uses in a writing system

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Caste system

A social hierarchy that divides labor and power across different groups that are determined by birth (with people in lower caste having the most difficult or unwanted jobs and the least power)

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Patriarchy

A social system in which men are the head of families and have the authority over women and children

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Tolerant

Willing to accept or respect ideas or people that you don't agree with

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Epidemic

The spread of an infectious disease through many people on one area (during a specific time period)

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Corruption

Dishonest action by those in power

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Rebellion

Violent or open resistance (fighting) against an existing government

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Tax

When a government requires people to make contributions of money or goods to fund the government

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Progress

The process of IMPROVING or developing something over a period of time

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Intensification

To heighten or increase strength or magnitude; an action that makes something stronger or more extreme

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Population density

A measure of how many people live in an area per unit