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Mid East Vocab

I havn't read background 2 yet, so i dont know a couple of the last two definitions. If anyone has those and could help me that'd be great
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Economic Interests
one of the main purposes for which individuals and groups engage in political action, one reason the US supported Iran
Nuclear Proliferation
the spread of nuclear weapons to new nations
nationalists
A political group interested in promoting only its own interests
Multinational Empire
an empire made up of many different countries such as the Ottoman Empire which stretched vastly over different continents
Imperialism
A policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
International System
maintaining a beneficial and peaceful pattern of interaction among major global players
Self-Determination
the ability of a government to determine their own course of their own free will
Self-Government
The power of a nation to rule over itself
persecution
the abuse of a person or group because of their beliefs or appearance
Zionist movement
A nationalist movement to establish a homeland for Jews in Palestine
partition
separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
cease-fire
a line of halt in fighting/war
international relations
mutilateral interaction between nations
expansionist power
having the power to practice the policy of territorial or economic expansion
Arab nationalism
the belief that all Arabs should ban together and form one large arab country. nasser was a proponent of this
superpower
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
diplomatic solutions
one which gives priority to negotiation over threat and/or use of force
Cold War policies
the policies the US had that made any enemy of the USSR our ally
oil embargo
When Arabic nations refused to sell oil to the US because they were funding Israeli armies
shuttle diplomacy
international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
political Islamist extremists
political movements based on extreme interpritations of Islam
opposition movement
a group that goes against the people in power or popular consensus
counter-revolution
being against the popular revolution, often referring to communist
international arms embargo
a measure preventing foreign countried from sending arms or military aid to a specified country
international peacekeeping
forces or actions creating calm and stability globally
free-market economic principles
self-interest; complete information; many buyers and sellers; absence of externalities
trade barriers
taxes, quotas, and other restrictions on goods entering or leaving a country
Islamic Radicalism
Muslims who have a fanatical or very strict interpretation of the Qu'ran
Secular Government
government seperated from religion, like the US
Economic sanctions
Boycotts, embargoes, and other economic measures that one country uses to pressure another country into changing its policies
Weapons of mass destruction
Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that can kill tens of thousands of people all at once. The supposed reason the US went into Iraq under Bush.
Militias
Groups of citizen soldiers
Sectarian divisions
a separation relating to or involving relaions between religious groups or denominations
diplomatic engagement
tactfully dealing with political manners; engaging in the global arena peacefully
liberal reformers
people who encourage free market principles and democracy
Strategic ally
An ally that is highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war