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World Geo Vocab
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a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companie
a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting
a single person or small group exercises complete power over others
A hereditary ruler controls the government and decides what it should do.
Power is shared between the monarch and an elected legislature.
one possessing or held to possess supreme political power or sovereignty
a belief that the individual's loyalty and devotion to the nation or stat surpasses other individual or group interests.
A system where power is divided between central government and regional governments
refer to a democratic government's legislature.
control by one country over another area and its people
a union or association formed for mutual benefit, esp. between countries or organizations
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
A government without a king or queen
The Government controls every aspect of individual life
Government claims to be directed by God, or divinely blessed - run by religious leaders.
The love for a country, with an emphasis on values and beliefs.
the political body which rules over a population
activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group
Political Hot Spot
an area of political, military, or civil unrest usually considered dangerous
a political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted
a policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa
a sudden overthrowing of a government by a small group
a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. Ex. trade restrictions
the system or practice of censoring (to keep things out that the government believes to be objectionable.)
a counting of the population (as of a country, city, or town) and a gathering of related statistics done by a government every so often
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. It is located on the 38th parallel
nations and peoples who don't have a country they call their own
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