Foreign Policy Vocab

Helena Hickman

Foreign Policy- Any decisions the United States makes that includes America and other countries. These decisions can include national security, supporting democracy in other countries, promoting "world peace", aiding countries in need, and trading with foreign countries.

"The World is Flat"- The idea that what happens in other countries affects our country.

Diplomacy- The act of managing relations between different people or groups of people.

Commander in Chief- A leader in supreme command of a countries armed forces.

War of Powers Act- The plan the government has for when we are in conflict with other countries. These acts were made after the Vietnam War.

Ambassadors- representatives for foreign companies.

Embassies- The residences of ambassadors

CIA- The Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA gathers information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals. They provide national security intelligence and share it with the government.

NSC- A group that advises the president on security matters having to do with the United States security, the militaries security, and foreign security. The National Security Council is in charge of the CIA.

Senate/ House Foreign Relations Committee- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee leads foreign-policy legislation, or the communications and boundaries with other countries, and debates in Senate.

NATO- Also known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is a military alliance between many countries including the U.S.. During the Cold War NATO fought the countries involved in the Warsaw Pact.

Warsaw Pact- The Warsaw Pact included fewer countries than NATO. Including the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

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