Global History & Geography for 14-15 Yr olds USA) (Thomas Caswell)

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Thomas describes this database: "This 800+ term glossary is based on the New York State curriculum for 9th and 10th grade social studies. Called "Global History and Geography," this curriculum culminates in a high-stakes Regents examination that all students must pass in order to graduate and earn a high school diploma."

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The red gateway entrance to a Shinto shrine.

totalitarian state

A state or country completely controlled by a single power, such as a monarch or dictator.


Totalitarianism- Of or relating to the government haveing total controll of of ones life


The exchange of goods or service between people.

trade fair

A gathering of merchants, craftsmen, and artisans to buy and sell goods and service during late Middle Ages.


A long-established custom or belief.

traditional economy

Economic system in which decisions are made on the basis of customs, beliefs, habits, and religion.

Treaty of Nanjing

(1842) An unequal treaty between Great Britain and China resulting from the Opium War. The treaty stated that China was to reimburse Britain for costs incurred fighting the war. The Chinese were forced to open several ports to British trade, provide Britain with complete control of Hong Kong, and grant extraterritoriality to British citizens living in China.

Treaty of Portsmouth

(1905) The treaty that ended the Sino-Japanese War. It granted Japan Chinese port city trading rights, control of Manchuria, the annexation of the island of Sakhalin, and Korea became its protectorate.

Treaty of Tordesillas

A treaty dividing the New World possessions between Portugal and Spain. This treaty, signed in 1494 was a product of the Catholic Church.

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