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Flashcards - World Governments & International Relations

Flashcards - World Governments & International Relations
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judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
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Constitution
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed
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bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , abbreviated to USSR , was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed from 1922 to 1991
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Parliament
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government
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constitutional monarchy
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchy in which the monarch executes their authorities in accordance with a set constitution, which can include political and constitutional conventions
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totalitarian
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
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authoritarian
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms
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representative democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
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direct democracy
Direct Democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide policy initiatives directly
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direct democracy
Direct Democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide policy initiatives directly
representative democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
authoritarian
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms
totalitarian
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
constitutional monarchy
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchy in which the monarch executes their authorities in accordance with a set constitution, which can include political and constitutional conventions
Parliament
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , abbreviated to USSR , was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed from 1922 to 1991
bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
Constitution
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed
judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
legislative branch
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
United Nations
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation
treaties
A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations
nation
A nation is a large group or collective of people with common characteristics attributed to them - including language, traditions, mores , habitus , and ethnicity
Nationalism
Nationalism is a shared group feeling in the significance of a geographical and sometimes demographic region seeking independence for its culture or ethnicity that holds that group together
Boris Yeltsin
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999
Russia
Russia , also officially known as the Russian Federation , is a transcontinental country in Eurasia
liberalism
Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality
constructivism
Constructivism is a philosophical viewpoint about the nature of knowledge
League of Nations
The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War

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