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Colonialism
A policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign dependencies.
Fundamentalism
religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
Capitalism
An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.
Secularism
The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education
Socialism
System of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control
Communism
A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single
Nationalism
the belief that people should be loyal to their nation
Balkanization
the process of breaking up a region into small, hostile units
Isolationism
A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries.
Globalization
the increasing interdependence, integration and interaction among people and corporations in disparate locations around the world
Assimilation
a process whereby a minority group gradually gives up its own culture and adopts the culture of a majority group
Subsistance Agriculture
produce the amount of food just enough to feed the family
Commercial Agriculture
produce amount of food large enough to sell
Push Factors
a factor that causes people to leave their homelands and migrate to another region
Pull Factors
a factor that draws or attracts people to another location