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A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and has no tolerance for opposition.


A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments.


Intense and passionate feeling.


Use of obstructionist tactics, esp. prolonged speechmaking, to delay legislative action; an instance of the use of such delaying tactics.

Foreign policy

A nation's actions regarding how they treat other nations.


A defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.


A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

Free-enterprise economic system

The system in the U.S. and other free marked economies. It includes economic choice, competition, profit motive, and limited government regulation of the economy.


Uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result.


Troops stationed in a fort or fortified place.


The extermination of a cultural or racial group.


To divide (an area) into voting districts in order to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.



Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

The total dollar value of the final goods and services produced in a country each year.


Half of the earth.


To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.


To make an accusation against; to charge with misconduct in office before a proper tribunal; to challenge or discredit.


A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.


Goods and services that consumers in one country buy from producers in another country.


To deprive of strength; to make poor.

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