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parliamentary government

a government in which an elected assembly has both legislative and executive powers

command economy

an economic system in which the government owns all means of production: land, buildings, factories, and machinery


the lower house if the federal assembly russia's government

theocratic republic

a government that has a constitution based on a strict interpretation of religion


a dictatorship that is run by a single person or by a small single person or by small group that consists if military officers

martial law

military law

ethnic groups

tribal groups


a political strategy that uses violence against people or property to achieve a goal

weapons of mass destruction

chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons that can kill large numbers of people

civil war

a war in which groups within a nation battle for power

nuclear proliferation

the spread of nuclear weapons to nations that do not have nuclear capabilities

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