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productivity
measurement of the amount work accomplished in a given time
human resources
supply of people whp can produce goods
textile
woven cloths
cottage industry
home or village-based industry in which family members supply their own equuipment to make goods
union
labor organization that nepotiated for improved worker conditions and pay
strike
refusal to work, usally by a labor organization, until demands are met
imperialism
system of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages
alliance
political agreement between countries to support each other in disputes with other countries
communism
economic,social, and political system basedon the teachings of Karl Marx, which advocated the elimination of private property
holocaust
the murdering of jews in World War 2 by Adolf Hitler
genocide
mass murder of a people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, politics, or culture
cold war
conflict between the U.S.and the Soviet Union dating from the late 1940s to the late 1980s , when the two superpwers competed for world influence without declared military action at each other
nuclear weapons
weapons whose destructive power comes from an uncontrolled nuclear reaction
deterrence
maintenance of military power for purpose of discouraging an attack
satellite nation
nation politically dominated or controled by another,more powerful country
blockade
to forcibly prevent entry to an area
airlift
system of carrying supplies by aircraft
glasnot
russian policy of "openness",which permitted Soviet people to criticize the government without punishment
perestroika
Soviet policy the loosened government controls and permitted its economy to move towards capitalism
capitalism
economic system that allows private ownership and open competitionof businesses
European union
Trade alliance among many European countries, formality called the Common Market
Euro
common currency sdopted by countries in the European Union