Foreign Policy Vocab

Aaron Pollauf

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Foreign Policy

a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.

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The World is Flat

A book that analyzes globalization, or extending to other parts of the world.

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Diplomacy

the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.

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Commander in Cheif

the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations: The president is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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War Powers Act

A law that doesn't allow the president to commit to conflict without permission from congress.

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Ambassadors

a diplomatic official of the highest rank sent by a government to represent it on a temporary mission, as for negotiating a treaty.

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Embassies

a body of persons entrusted with a mission to a sovereign or government, especially an ambassador and his or her staff.

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CIA

Central Intelligence Agency: the U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities outside the United States.

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NSC

National Safety Council.

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Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees

an assembly or council of citizens having the highest deliberative functions in a government, especially a legislative assembly of a state or nation.

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NATO

an organization formed in Washington, D.C. (1949), comprising the 12nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and theFederal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression.

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Warsaw Pact Countries

A collective defense treaty between 8 communist countries around Europe.

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