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US Government 17

Gov. Ch. 17 vocab

ambassador An official representative of the United States appointed by the President to represent the nation in matters of diplomacy.
cold war A period of more than 40 years during which relations between the two super powers were at least tense, and often hostile. A time of threats and military build up.
containment A policy based in the belief that if communism could be kept within its existing boundaries, it would collapse under the weight of its internal weaknesses.
collective security The keeping of international peace and order.
domestic affairs All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs.
diplomatic immunity When an ambassador is not subject to the laws of the state to which they are accredited.
draft Conscription, or compulsory military service.
deterrrence The policy of making America and its allies so militarily strong that their very strength will discourage, or prevent, any attack.
detente A relaxation of tensions
espionage Spying.
foreign affairs A nation's relationships with other countries
foreign policy A group of polices made up of all the stands and actions that a nation takes in every aspect of its relationships with other countries; everything a nation's government says and does in world affairs.
foreign aid Economic and military aid to other countries.
isolationism A purposeful refusal to become generally involved in the affairs of the rest of the world.
regional security alliance Treaties in which the US and other countries involved have agreed to take collective action to meet aggression in a particular part of the world
right of legation The right to send and receive diplomatic representatives.
terrorism The use of violence to intimidate a government or society.
UN Security Council a 15-member panel which bears the UN's major responsibility of keeping international peace.
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