World geography final exam review

By: Julia Hodgson


Stateless nation- a region not recognized as a nation by other nations.

Population density- a measure of population of a nation per unit area.

Outsourcing- relocating your business to another country.

Subsistence farming- farming to feed your family.

Commercial farming- farming for profit.

Cultural assimilation- the process by which a person and group of people language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group.

Cultural hearth- a place where different culture's ideas and inventions diffuse.

Cultural diffusion- the spread of ideas, inventions, or behavioral patterns.

Urbanization- the movement of people from a rural area to a city.

Globalization- the idea of building a world economy.

Theocratic government- religious leader is ruler.

Democratic government- the people have the power.

Totalitarian government- a single person or party is in power.

Mixed economy- a economic system that in operates a mixture of public and privately owned businesses, while allowing owners to amass great wealth.

Command economy- a economic system that is completely controlled by the central government in order to regulate business and profit.

Free market economy- a economic system that allows total freedom with business owners to set prices, create products, and ultimately fail or succeed on their own.

Socialist economy- a economic system that has the government providing most of the important public services, but still permits private ownership of some businesses.

Primary activities: raw materials

Secondary activities: processing and manufacturing

Tertiary activities: professional services

Quaternary activities: high level decision making

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Political map countries

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Argentina
  4. Austria
  5. Belarus
  6. Belize
  7. Brazil
  8. Cambodia
  9. Chad
  10. Chile
  11. Costa Rica
  12. Denmark
  13. Finland
  14. France
  15. Germany
  16. Iran
  17. Iraq
  18. Laos
  19. Latvia
  20. Mali
  21. Moldova
  22. Mongolia
  23. Mozambique
  24. Namibia
  25. Nicaragua
  26. Nigeria
  27. North Korea
  28. Norway
  29. Panama
  30. Peru
  31. Poland
  32. Republic of Congo
  33. Saudi Arabia
  34. South Africa
  35. South Korea
  36. Sweden
  37. Taiwan
  38. Thailand
  39. Ukraine
  40. Vietnam
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Physical map physical features

  1. Andes mountains
  2. Baja California peninsula
  3. Balkan Peninsula
  4. Brazilian highlands
  5. Caucasus mountains
  6. Congo River
  7. Eastern European plain
  8. El Mogote peninsula
  9. Ganges River
  10. Gobi desert
  11. Great escarpment
  12. Great Rift Valley
  13. Himalayas
  14. Hindu Kush
  15. Iberian peninsula
  16. Indus River
  17. Jutland peninsula
  18. Kalahari desert
  19. Namib desert
  20. Niger River
  21. Nile River
  22. Northern European plain
  23. Nubian desert
  24. Rocky Mountains
  25. Rub'al khali
  26. Sahel
  27. Scandinavian peninsula
  28. Serengeti plains
  29. Sierra madras
  30. Taklimakan desert
  31. Thal desert
  32. Ural Mountains
  33. Yangtze River
  34. Yellow River
  35. Yucatan peninsula
  36. Zambezi River
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Need-to-know info

  • Immigrants add to a diverse culture by bringing their beliefs and culture to another country, allowing the two cultures to mix.
  • Mexico's biggest vent was the Spanish conquistadors exploring and colonizing it.
  • The spread of e English language is a result of the global spread of the American culture.
  • The American boarders are all either natural or man made.
  • NAFTA and the EU were formed to increase economic cooperation between member nations.
  • The Cold War continues to effect the political landscape of Europe because some countries are still aligned with Ruusia.
  • The UN was created to promote international cooperation, achieve world peace, and offer humanitarian aid.
  • Russia's foreign policy has been hampered because of it's cold climate and waters.
  • The major change going on in Europe in 1989 was the diffusion of democratic ideals.
  • After the EU is created, many people move to Europe in search of better jobs.
  • The Sahara desert separates north and South Africa causing north Africa to be more advanced.
  • Nelson Mandela was the leader in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.
  • European colonization of South America and South Africa left them with political unrest, dictators, massive civil wars, and corrupt governments. Both regions gained independence as soon as they could.
  • Africa is relatively poor due to a lack of infrastructure, no education, and no money.
  • Israel's boarders have changed due to conflicts with their neighbors.
  • Saudi Arabia is important due to its large oil reserves and Mecca.
  • The Middle East are the desalinization leaders of the world due to a limited amount of freshwater.
  • Most of China's population is located on the eastern coast.
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