World Geo chpt. 13 Quiz

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propaganda

material designed to spread certain beliefs.

private property rights

the right of individuals to own land or industry

deposed

removed from power

parliamentary republic

a republic whose head of government, usually a prime minister, is the leader of the political party that has the most members in the parliament.

Duma

one of the two houses of the Russian legislature.

euro

the common unit of currency used by European Union countries.

Court of Human Rights

the Council of Europe's court that protects the rights of all citizens in whichever of its member countries they live.

détente

a relaxing of tensions between nations.

coalition government

a government formed by political parties joining together.

European Union (EU)

an economic and political grouping of countries in Western Europe.

tariff

a fee imposed by a government on imported or exported goods.

Nikita Khrushchev

Ruled the Soviet Union during "The Thaw"

Mikhail Gorbachev

Ruler of the Soviet Union in 1985 who reduced Cold War with the US, and allowed more political and economic freedom.

ethnic cleansing

the organized killing of members of an ethnic group or groups.

currency

money used as a form of exchange

standard of living

a measure of quality of life.

"The Thaw"

a period of time from 1958- 1964 where writers and other citizens began to have greater freedoms.

Prague Spring

a period of improvement where Alexander Dubček tried to lessen the control of the Soviet Union.

Alexander Dubček

The First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, who tried to lessen the Soviet Union's control over Czechoslovak. His attempts led to the "Prague Spring." He was later replaced when the Soviet Union sent troops to force a return of Communist control.

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