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Ch. 12 Sect. 2 Vocab

Russia & the Eurasian Republics Today

TermDefinition
perestroika reform in the structure of the economy introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union in 1985
glasnost the Soviet Union's policy of openness that encouraged people to speak openly about government, introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980's
coup a sudden, illegal takeover of government by force
federal sytem a system of government with a strong central government and local government units
proportional representation a system in which a political party gets the same percentage of seats as its percentage of votes
revenue income
pipeline a series of connected pipes used to transport liquids or gases
radioactive giving off energy caused by the breakdown of atoms
fallout radioactive particles from a nuclear explosion that fall through the atmosphere
half-life the time needed for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to decay
contaminate infect; unfit for use because of the presence of unsafe elements
Created by: ltandbob