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21 Cards in this Set

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tariff
A tax on goods or services
mansa
The title for a ruler in the Mali Empire of western Africa
land use
The way most of the land in a place is used
raw material
Natural resources that can be made into useful products
caravansary
An inn where desert travelers found food and shelter
cartographer
A mapmaker
passport
A document giving a person permission to travel abroad
treaty
An agreement between nations about peace, trade, or other matters
trade-off
Giving up of one thing in order to get another
opportunity cost
The cost of giving up something when choosing something else instead
lateen sail
A triangle-shaped sail that allows a ship to travel into the wind
dhow
An Arab sailboat
junk
A large wooden ship with four-sided sails
diplomat
A person skilled in developing treaties between nations
outrigger
A wooden frame placed on the side of a boat or canoe to keep the craft steady in rough seas
star path
The way stars seem to move because of Earth's rotation
archipelago
A chain of islands
Greek fire
A chemical mixture, used by the Byzantine navy, that caught fire when water hit it.
doge
A leader in the Italian city-states
Hansa
A group of northern European merchants who worked together to protect themselves
embargo
A limit or ban on trade