Foreign Policy Vocabulary

By Anthony Kyle

Foreign Policy: when a country makes a decision with another country.

"The World is Flat": a book that talks about globalization in the 21st century.

Diplomacy: when one country negotiates with another.

Commander in Chief: a person who is in charge of all armed forces.

War Powers Act: the power to declare without Congress' consent.

Ambassador: a government official who represents the country.

Embassies: a group of people who perform a mission for the government.

CIA: Central Intelligence Agency; operates the government's intelligence outside the US.

NSC: National Security Council; safeguards the national security.

Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees: responsible for funding foreign aid programs and funding weapons for allies.

NATO: for the purpose of defense against aggression between the members of NATO.

Warsaw Pact Countries: Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania.

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