civics chapter 23 vocab

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parliamentary government

a government in which an elected assembly has both legislative and executive powers

command economy

an economic system in which the government controls all means of production, including land, buildings, factories, and machinery

Duma

the lower house of the Federal Assembly in Russia's government

theocratic republic

a government that has a constitution based on a strict interpretation of Islam

junta

a dictatorship that is run by a single person or by a small group that consists of military officers

martial law

military law

ethnic groups

tribal groups

terrorism

a political strategy that uses violence against people or property to achieve a goal

weapons of mass destruction

chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons that can kill large numbers of people

civil war

a war in which groups within a nation battle for power

nuclear proliferation

the spread of nuclear weapons to nations that do not have nuclear capabilities

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