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10 terms

Government in America Ch. 20

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international economy
the study of the politics of trade, monetary, & other economic relations among nations, & their connection to other transnational forces
isolationism
the foreign policy course that George Washington made for the United States to stay out of other nation's conflicts, particularly European Wars
Central Intelligence Agency
created in 1947 after the WW2, it is an agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest
Joint Chiefs of Staff
high-ranking military officers who represent the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. They assist the civilian leaders of the Department of Defense. Also, advise the president on military policy
Secretary of defense
The head of the Department of Defense and the president's key adviser on military policy; a key foreign policy actor
secretary of state
The head of the Department of State and traditionally a key adviser to the president on foreign policy
European union
A transnational gov't composed of most European national that coordinates monetary, trade, immigration and labor policies making its members one economic unit.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
A regional org. that was created in 1949 by nations including U.S., Canada, and most Western European nations for mutual defense and has been expanded
United Nations
Created in 1945 and currently including 192 Global Assembly nation members, with a central peacekeeping mission and programs in areas including economic development and health, education and welfare. The real power is the security Council
Foreign Policy
Policies that involves choice about relations w/ the rest of the world. The president is the Chief initiator of the US foreign policy