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United Nations & International Relations


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Domestic
Of or having to do with a country's internal affairs; what is happening "at home".
Foreign
From, characteristic of or located in a country other than one's own.
Policy
A plan or course of action adopted by a government or organization which is designed to influence or guide actions and decisions; a guiding principle.
Isolationism
A policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
Imperialism
European countries took over territories in Asia and Africa in the 1800s and used them for resources and wealth.
Intervention
The policy of extending a nation's authority over another physically, politically or economically.
Military Intervention
To use for or threat of force to change the behavior of another country OR to help another country.
Economic Intervention
To use financial "rewards" or "punishments" to help another country or get them to change their behavior.
Aid
Help, typically of a practical nature.
Sanctions
A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.
Boycott
Withdraw from commercial or social relations with a country, organization, or person, as a punishment or protest.
embargo
a complete ban on the import or export of a certain product, or the stopping of all trade with a particular country
Tariff
A government tax on imports or exports
quota
A limit placed on the quantities of a product that can be imported
Diplomacy
The art or practice of conducting foreign relations through discussion and negotiation.
Diplomat
The name for a person who represents a country and carries out relations with another country.
Embassy/Consulate
The physical buildings where diplomats live and work in other countries.
Ambassador
The name for the number one diplomat to another country.
Secretary Of State
The name for the head of the department responsible for U.S. foreign relations.
Balance Of Power
A balance of power is a state of equilibrium in which no nation or group of nations is able to dominate others.
United Nations
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
European Union
An intergovernmental organization of 27 European nations.
World Bank
A specialized agency of the united nations, to assist European postwar recovery the initial role was absorbed by the marshal law plan. the focus then shifted (1949) to loans & technical assistance.
International Monetary Fund
Its mandate was to promote international monetary cooperation and exchange stability.
Balance Of Trade
The balance of trade is the difference between the value of a nations exports (good sold) and the value of its imports (goods purchased).
G-8
The group of 8, formerly the group of seven, is an association of the world's leading industrialized nations.
G-20
The group of twenty; includes finance ministers and the rental bank governors of 19 nations with the world's largest economies as well as the european union.
WTO
The W.T.O is empowered by a multilateral agreement of december 1993 to moderate trade disputes among its member states.
NAFTA
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
WHO
World Health Organization, a specialized agency of the U.N, who's purpose is "the attachment by all the peoples of the highest possible level of health".
Unicef
Promotes child health, education & protection
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