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10 Cards in this Set

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monsoon
seasonal wind that blows for months at a time, oftenaffecting a region's climate
precious gems
valuable gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires, and jade
deforestation
widespread cutting of forests
socialism
economic system in which many businesses are owned and run by the government
civil war
fighting between different groups in the same country
delta
are formed from soil deposited by a river at its mouth
platehuge
huge slab of rock that makes up the earth's crust
strait
narrow body of water between two pieces of land
free port
place where goods can be loaded, stored, and shipped again without import taxes
terraced field
strips of land cut out of a hillside like stair steps so the land can hold water and be used for farming