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Global History Vocabulary 5

Global History terms needed to success on the regents exam. genecide - karma

genecidethe systematic extermination or destruction of an entire people or national group
glasnostploicy of openness donestically and towards the West initated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
Green Revolutionscientific efforts to increase the amount of food produced on the same amount of land
gross national product total value of goods and services produced by a nation in a year; abbreviated by GNP
guerrilla warfareSpanish word for war; fighting comprised of hit-and-run attacks
guildsassociation of merchants or artisans that governed a town or craft in the Middle Ages
haikushort Japanese poem with 17 syllables that creates a mood or describes a scene
hejiraMuhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622
Helanistic Civilizationculture blending eastern and western influences that emerged in Greece and other lands conquered by Alexander the Great
Holocaustthe systematic murder of over 6 million Jews by Nazis before and during WWII
humanismthe intellectual and lieracy movement during the Renaissance characterized by an emphasis on human interest and a study of Gree-Roman classics
illiteracyinability to read or write
imperialismdomination by one country of the political, social, economic, or cultural life of another country or region
indulgencereduction of the punishment a sinner would suffer in purgatory; ofetn granted by medieval and Renaissance popes
industrializationthe process of establishing large-scale industries - moving away from cottage industry
inflationeconomic cycle in which an increase in the money supply results in an increase in prices
interdependencecountries in the world being dependent upon each other for various resources and products for their mutual benefit
isolationisma policy of having little to do with foreign nations
kamispirits that early Japanese believed controlled the forces of nature
karmain Hinduism, all the actions in a person's life that afect his or her fate in the next life

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