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What is Buddhism?
Buddhism is a religion that originated in India around 500 B.C. and spread to China, where it grew into a major religion.
What is Islam?
Islam is a monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad.
What is Taoism?
Taoism is a philosophy based on the book Tao Te Ching and the teachings of Lao Tzu. He believed in restoring harmony in the individual, with nature, and in the universe, with little interference from the government.
What is Confucianism?
Confucianism is a movement based on the teachings of Confucius. Confucianism stresses the importance of education in an ordered society in which one respects their elders and obeys the government.
What is Judaism?
Judaism is the monotheistic religion of the Jews, tracing it's origins to Abraham.
What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is the religion on most Indians.
What are the five pillars of Islam?
The five pillars of Islam are:

*Faith
*Prayer
*Charity
*Fasting
*Pilgrimage
What is population density?
Population density is the average number of people who live in a measurable area.
What is urbanization?
Urbanization is the dramatic rise in the number of cities and the changes in lifestyle that result.
What are push factors?
Push factors are factors that cause people to leave their homelands and migrate to another region.
What are pull factors?
Pull factors are factors that draw people to another location.
What is an immigrant?
An immigrant is a person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another.
What is migration?
Migration is the movement of peoples within a country or region.
What is the Rate of Natural Increase?
The Rate of Natural Increase- also called population growth rate- is the rate at which a population is growing.
What is birthrate?
Birthrate is the number of live births per thousand.
What is mortality rate?
Mortality rate is number of deaths per thousand.
What is the Population Pyramid?
The Population Pyramid is a graphic device that shows gender and age distribution of a population.
What is the Continental Drift Theory?
The Continental Drift Theory is the hypothesis that all continents were once joined into a super continent that split over millions of years.
What is the Debt-for-Nature-Swap?
The Debt-for-Nature-Swap is a debt reducing deal wherein an organization agrees to pay off a certain amount of government debt in return for government protection of a certain portion of rain forest.
What is Gross National Product (GNP)?
Gross National Product(GNP) is the total value of all goods and services produced by a country over a period of time.
What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the value of only goods and services produced within a county over a period of time.
What is a command economy?
A command economy, or a planned economy, is a type of economic system in which production of goods and services is determined by a central government, which usually owns the means of production.
What is per capita income?
Per capita income is the average amount of money earned by each person in a political unit.
What is recession?
Recession is an extended period of decline in general business activity.