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18 terms

10-7-10

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natural law
a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct.
natural right
any right that exists by virtue of natural law
enlightened despot
a form of absolute monarchy
laissez faire
an environment in which transactions between private parties are free from state intervention
salon
a gather place for people under the roof of political right.
cencorship
the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society
deficit spending
government spending in excess of revenue of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation
blockade
an act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people form entering or leaving
bourgeoise
the middle class (3rd estate)
emigre
after the French revolution, there were the nobles that moved out of France
nationalism
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts
sans culottes
a lower class Parisian republican in the French Revolution
suffrage
the right to vote in political elections
tariffs
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports
plebiscites
a direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question like a change in the constitution
scorched-earth policy
a military strategy or operational method which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy
abdicate
to give up power
exile
the state of being barred from one's native country, typically for political reasons.