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steppe
vast treeless plains
nature preserve
land set aside by the goverment to protect plants and wildlife
fault
an opening in the earth's crust
food processing
the preparing of foods as products for sale
ethnic group
people who share a common language, culture, and history
nomad
people who moved with their flocks in search of pasture
oasis
fertile desert area watered by underground springs
tundra
cold treeless plains
taiga
vast area of evergreen forests
permafrost
permently frozen layer of soil
communism
authoritarian political system where the govermentcontrols the economy
command economy
when the national goverment owns all land, resources, industries, farms, and rail roads
heavy industry
making of goods such as machinery, mining equipment, and military questions
light industry
making of goods such as clothing, shoes, furniture, and househeld products
free enterprise system
when businesses are privatly owned , operating for profit with little goverment control
consumer goods
househeld and electric products
czars
emperors that used to rule russia
serfs
laborers that were bound to the land they worked on
cold war
era from late 1940's to early 1990's in which the united states and the soviet union competed for world influence
glasnost
russian term for openess, used by mikhail gorbachev