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privateer

any private ship operated by the captain of an armed, privately owned ship, whom the government has given permission to attack enemy ships

mercenary

a soldier who fights in a foreign army just to earn money

revolution

the overthrow of a government

strategy

a plan of action for fighting a war

intervention

when one country involves itself with events inside another

neutral

not supporting either side of the war

surrender

for one side in a battle to give up

diplomat

a person sent by his or her government to talk with other governments

negotiate

to talk to someone in order to reach an agreement or to bargain

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