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political, economic or military alignment of nations; promotes the common interests of members
Balance of Power
nations aligning themselves to maintain peace and security; no one nation able to impose a major threat on others
the spread and domination of a particular nation's culture, values, and beliefs throughout the world by way of trade, electronic communication, businesses and the media
countries, organizations and institutions that have a great influence on world affairs (ex. France, Red Cross, Sony)
Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
private companies that have operations and or division in many countries
a country determining its involvement in world affairs based ont he outcome or benefits it receives
a nation's right to establish its own form of government and laws without external influence
maintaing a beneficial and peaceful pattern of interaction among major global players
a group of people who share a common identity; language, history, culture, etc., but lack a defined country (ex.:Palestinians, Kurds, Kashmiris)
most powerful political unit in the world; having definite boundaries and organized institutions
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
nonprofit international agencies having a particular common cause (ex: Greenpeace; Doctors Without Borders, etc..)
specific areas of the world cooperating together for political, economic and social reasons (ex: European Union; NAFTA, ASEAN)
Organizations trying to promote global unity for peace an dsecurity (ex: United Nations)
global problems that undrmine the power and status of many nation-states (ex:pollution, terrorism, AIDS, natural disasters, etc...)
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