World Geography Review

An overlook of our review

Major Points

-Trade Organizations (NAFTA, EU, UN, etc.)
-Colombian Exchange
-Know everything there is to know about Africa. Everything.
-Arab Spring: What is it? When? Why?
-Basic Political Principals
-Be able to name the place of most countries.
-Be able to identify most major physical features of the world.

Vocab Words

Green Revolution: An increase in food production
Stateless Nation: A group that has no country of their own, but is basically its own people.
Outsourcing: To send away one's company work to be done by people outside of said company.
Cultural Assimilation: When a language or culture comes to resemble people of another group.
Cultural Hearth: An area where new ideas spring up and spread to new parts of the world.
Cultural Diffusion: Spread of cultural beliefs and social activites from one culture to another.
Globalization: The tendency of business, technology, or philosophies being shared across the world.

Basic Political Principals

Government Types:

Theocracy: A government in which the people believe in God as the leader.
Democracy: A government in which the people either directly vote for the leader, or vote for elected representatives who then vote for a leader.
Totalitarian Government: A government in which there is centralized control by an autocratic authority

Economy Types:

Mixed Economy: A mixture of public and privately owned businesses, while allowing the owners to amass great wealth.
Command Economy: An economy where it is completely controlled by the central government in order to regulate business and profit.
Market Economy: An economy where there is total free reign with business owners setting prices, creating products, and the ability to utterly fail or achieve success on their own.
Traditional Economy: An economy where the government has most of the control, but some private businesses can still sell products.

Economic Activities:

Primary: An economy where the majority of the population works is agriculture, fishing, and/or extraction of natural resources.
Secondary: An economy where the majority of the population works is in manufacturing raw products into consumable goods.
Tertiary: An economy where the majority of the population works is in services.
Quaternary: An economy where the majority of the population works is in information generation and sharing.