Chapter 19 - Chapter 19 Foreign Policy and national defense...

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Chapter 19: Foreign Policy and national defense 1. Key terms: a. National interest: i. What is of benefit to the nation as a whole b. Terrorism: i. The use of deadly violence against civilians to further some political goal c. Asymmetric welfare: i. Unconventional tactic used by a combatant against an enemy with superior conventional military capabilities d. Soft power: i. Influence in world affairs that derives from the attractiveness to other of a nation’s culture, products, and way of life e. Hegemon: i. Term used to refer to the dominant power during various historical periods that takes on responsibilities maintaining and protecting a regional or global system. f. Weapons of mass destruction: i. Nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons with the potential to cause vast harm to human populations g. Unilateralists: i. Those who believe the united states should vigorously use its military and diplomatic power to pursue American national interests in the world, but on a “go it alone” basis h. Multilateralists: i. Those who believe the United States should use its military and diplomatic power in the world in cooperation with other nations ad international organizations i. Global warming i. The rise mean global temperatures whether caused by human activities or naturally occurring cycles j. Cold War:
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i. The period of tense relations between the United States and Soviet Union from
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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