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Foreign Policy

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Carter Doctrine
US will use military force to protect interests in the Persian Gulf.
Collective Security
A system in which a group of nations acts as one to preserve the peace of all
Containment
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
Détente
French word meaning an easing of tensions between the world's superpowers during the Cold War
Embargo Act
An 1807 law that imposed a total ban on foreign trade
Engagement Policy
the U.S. would stay engaged in foreign affairs
Enlargement Policy
pledges U.S. action to promote expansion of democracy and free trade
Grand Strategy
An overarching vision that defines and guides a nation's foreign policy.
Impressment
British practice of taking American sailors and forcing them into military service
Information Warfare
the use of information technology to obtain a competitive advantage over a competitor.
Isolationism
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
Manifest Destiny
the belief that the United States was destined by God to extend its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean
Marshall Plan
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe
Military-Industrial Complex
The close association of the federal government, the military, and defense industries
Monroe Doctrine
American policy of discouraging European intervention in the Western Hemisphere
Moralism
The policy of emphasizing morality in foreign affairs
Multilateralism
The situation in which nations act together in response to problems and crises.
Nixon Doctrine
the U.S. will not do the majority of fighting in countries threatened by communism, will provide aid
Pragmatism
The policy of taking advantage of a situation for national gain.
Reagan Doctrine
Reagan's belief in stopping Communism before it enslaved a country
Roosevelt Corollary
Addition to the Monroe Doctrine asserting America's right to intervene in Latin American affairs
Unilateralism
A national policy of acting without consulting others.
War Powers Act
Limits the presidents ability to send troops over seas
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