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Terms from the Kite Runner

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Sovereignty
Government has full control over own affairs with in geographical borders.
Influencer
Country or organization that can shape political, economic, social, military dynamics of another country.
Occupier
A country that forcefully invades and occupies another nation.
Narco-State
Relies heavily on sale of Narcotics. ex: Afghan=opium to Heroin
Imperial Rivalries
When stronger countries fight for control or influence over another country.
Guerilla Warfare
Hit and Run tactics -> surprise attacks -> no plan
Mini-States
Arrise when there are many different ethnic groups -> each has its own control
Central Government
In a country, the supreme government authority that dictates.
Warlords
Exercise military power in a region which central government lacks control
Fundamentalists
One who takes religious text in the most literal form. They live it.
Regionalism
When every mini-state in a country has their own political/economic/social culture governed by local not national government
Economic Reconstruction
Rebuilding nations economic infrastructure after it has gone through serious damage
Ethnic Harmony
People of different ethnicities being able to coexist peacefully
National Integration
Is the awareness of a common identity amongst the citizens of a country. We recognize we are all one.
Nation State
A state that self-identifies as deriving its political legitimacy from serving as a sovereign entity for a nation as a sovereign territorial unit.