World Geography

Cheat sheet


  • Green revolution: large increase in crop production using technology.
  • Stateless nation: group of people who believe they should have land.
  • Population density: measurement of people in an area.
  • Plate tectonics: a theory explaining the structure of earths crust.
  • Transhoundry pollution pollution spr adding across a country.
  • Outsourcing: handing control to public sources.
  • Subsistence farming: farming that provides enough family for yourself but not any for sale.
  • Commercial farming: farming that provides food for your family and enough for sale.
  • Cultural assimilation: persons language and/or language thAt resembles of another groups.
  • Cultural health: any place where certain related changes in land appear.
  • Cultural diffusion: Spread of cultural beliefs through social activity.
  • Urbanization: we're majority of population lives in cities.
  • Globalization: ideas and other things spread across the world.


During the Cold War the European countries that are not under the control of the Soviet Union were better off

The UN was created to create a more unified national community

Types of government

Theocratic government: We're a priest leads

Democratic government: elected president rules

Totalitarian government: one person is in charge ( dictatorship)


A mixture of public and central controls business is called a mixed economy.

A kind of economy that is completely controlled by the government is called a command economy.

A kind of economy that is given freedom of there own businesses is called a market economy.

Economic activities

Primary activities: service of raw materials

Secondary activities: service of proccessitant manufacturing

Territory activities: service of business professional services

Quaternary activities: service of information technology


When Africa gained independence they were not ready to lead there own governments.

The Arab springs changed many eastern and northern countries by giving the people power.


Most wars start by people wanting religious rights, more land, or government issues

GDP(gross domestic product)

Higher GDP: higher literacy rate and higher life expectancy ( higher developed country)

Lower GDP: lower literacy rate and lower live expectancy (lower developed country)