Vocabulary List                By: Claire Hefner

Foreign Policy: a governments strategy in dealing with other nations


“The World is Flat” (Book Title) (Looking for the main idea behind book): analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century.

Diplomacy: the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a countries representatives abroad


Commander in Chief: a head of state officer in supreme command of a country’s armed forces


War Powers Act: passed in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, put limits on the ability of the President to send american troops into combat areas without congressional approval


Ambassadors: an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country


Embassies: the official residence or offices of an ambassador


CIA: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government

NSC: The National Security Council; a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security

Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees: Leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. Generally responsible for overseeing and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding arms sales and training for national allies.


NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization; international organization composed of the US, Canada,Britain, and a number of European countries: established for purposes of collective security.

Warsaw Pact Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovak, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and USSR.

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