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a loose union of independent states; name of government used by the southern states that seceded during the Civil War
a person who believes government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom
an organization that is authorized by law to carry on an activity but treated as though it were a single person
relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China
a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and has no tolerance for opposition
the buildup of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons
the actions used by one nation to exercise political or economic control over smaller or weaker nation
a national policy of actively trading with foreign countries to foster peace and prosperity
a person who generally believes the government should take an active role in the economy and in social programs but that the government should not dictate social behavior
the failure or refusal of a U.S. state to aid in the enforcement of federal laws within its state limits
an organization linked to a political party that often controlled local government
belief that people in a territory should have the ability to choose their own government
State Sponsored Terrorism
violent acts against civilians that are secretly supported by a government in order to attack other nations without going to war
a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from within
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