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disenfranchisement
to deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; especially : to deprive of the right to vote
utilitarianism
doctrine that the useful is the good and that the determining consideration of right conduct should be the usefulness of its consequences; specifically : a theory that the aim of action should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number
Taleban (also Taliban)
The Taliban are a Sunni strictly puritanical Islamist and Pashtun-nationalist movement that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, and are currently engaged in a protracted guerilla war against NATO forces within Afghanistan.
Doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction
a doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by one of two opposing sides would effectively result in the destruction of both the attacker and the defender. It is based on the theory of deterrence according to which the deployment of strong weapons is essential to threaten the enemy in order to prevent the use of the very same weapons. The strategy is effectively a form of Nash Equilibrium, in which both sides are attempting to avoid their worst possible outcome — nuclear annihilation.
saltification
increased saltin the soil leading to degradation of the overall quality - often caused by inappropriately over-irrigation of naturally arid land