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Peripheral Regions
Characterized by dependent & disadvantageous trading relationships, by early or obsolete technologies, and by undeveloped economies with low levels of productivity.(SOUTH AMERICA: BOLIVIA, RWANDA, HAITI, GHANA, MOZAMBIQUE)
Plantation
Large landholdings that usually specialize in the production of one crop for market (In SOUTH AND EAST ASIA)**foreign element
Semiperipheral Regions
Able to exploit peripheral regions but are themselves exploited and dominated by core regions (BRAZIL, INDIA, MEXICO, SOUTH KOREA, AND TAIWAN)
Slash-and-burn
A system of cultivation in which plants are harvested close to the ground, left to dry for a period, and then ignited, the burned stubble provides fertilizer for the soil (Neolithic times..7000 to 5500 BC)
Transnational corporations
Have investments and activities that span international boundaries, with subsidiary companies, factories, offices, or facilities in several countries (Ex. McDonalds, Coke, Nike)
World-empire
A group of minisystems with common control (EGYPT, GREECE, CHINA, BYZANTIUM, and ROME)
World-System
An interdependent system of countries linked by political and economic competition
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