civics chapter 23 vocab

parliamentary government
a government in which an elected assembly has both legislative and executive powers
command economy
an economic system in which the government controls all means of production, including land, buildings, factories, and machinery
the lower house of the Federal Assembly in Russia's government
theocratic republic
a government that has a constitution based on a strict interpretation of Islam
a dictatorship that is run by a single person or by a small group that consists of 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