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terrorism: the use of violence by non-governmental groups against civilians to achieve a political goal by instilling fear and frightening governments into changing policies

suffrage: the right to vote

subversion: a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from within

state sponsored terrorism: violent acts against civilians that are secretly supported by a government in order to attack other nations without going to war

self-determination: belief that people in a territory should have the ability to choose their own government

segregation: the separation or isolation of a race, class, or group

political machine: an organization linked to a political party that often controlled local government

nullification: the failure or refusal of a U.S. state to aid in the enforcement of federal laws within its state limits

nuclear proliferation: the spread of nuclear weapons to new nations

multinational corporation: large corporation with overseas investments

liberal: a person who generally believes the government should take an active role in the economy and in social programs but that the government should not dictate social behavior

isolationism: the avoidance of involvement in world affairs

internationalism: a national policy of actively trading with foreign countries to foster peace and prosperity

insurrection: an act of rebellion against the established government

imperialism: the actions used by one nation to exercise political or economic control over smaller or weaker nation

impeachment: a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public official

flexible response: the buildup of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons

fascism: a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and has no tolerance for opposition

euro: the basic currency shared by the countries of the European Union since 1999

ethnic cleansing: the expulsion, imprisonment, or killing of ethnic minorities by a dominant majority group

détente: relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China

downsizing: reducing a company in size by laying off workers and managers to become more efficient

corporation: an organization that is authorized by law to carry on an activity but treated as though it were a single person

containment: the policy designed to keep the Soviet Union from expanding its power

conservative: a person who believes government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom

confederacy: a loose union of independent states; name of government used by the southern states that seceded during the Civil War

communism: an economic system in which the central government directs all major economic decisions

brinkmanship: the willingness to go to the brink of war to force an opponent to back down

bilingualism: the practice of teaching immigrant students in their own language

amnesty: the act of granting pardon to a large group of people

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