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11 terms

Civics Ch. 23 Vocab. Buras

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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
duma
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
junta
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
terrorism
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