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Tundra
broad, dry treeless plain in the high latitudes
taiga
huge, subartic evergreen forest in Northern Europe, Asia and North America
permafrost
permanently frozen lower layers of soil in Arctic regions
communisim
authoritarian political system in which the central government controls the economy and society
command economy
economic system in which the government owns land resources and means of production and makes all economic decisions
heavy industry
production of inductrial goods such as machinery and military equipment
light industry
production of consumer goods, such as food products and household goods
free enterprise system
economic system based on free enterprise
consumer goods
products for personal use such as clothing and household goods
czar
title of the formal emperors of Russia
serf
farm laborer bound to the land the worked
glasnost
Russian term for "openness" used by president Gorbachev in the late 1980's
ethnic group
people who share a common cultural background including ancestry and language
steppe
dry treeless grasslands often found at the edge of deserts
nature presrve
land that is set aside by a government to protect plants and wildlife
fault
crack in the rocks of the earth's crust along which movement occurs
food processing
industry in which foods are prepared and packaged for sale
ethnic group
people who share a common cultural background including ancestry and language
nomad
a person who moves from place to place often with herds of sheep or cattle
oasis
place with water and green vegetaion surrounded by desert