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merit system
A way of making sure that the most qualified people get government jobs.
isolation
Remaining seperate from other countries.
imperialism
Empire building.
civil rights
The rights guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution.
no-man's-land
In a war, land that is not held by either side but is filled with obstacles such as barbed wire and land mines.
military draft
A way of bringing people into the military
political boss
An elected official -- especially a mayor -- who has many dishonest employees and who is able to control the government.
alliance
Partnership
siege
A long-lasting attack
propaganda
Information or ideas designed and distributed to help or harm a cause.
ally
A friend, especially in time of war.
prediction
A telling beforehand of what will most likely happen next, based on what has happened before.
commission
A special commitee.
distortions
An area that is not accurate on a map.
conservation
Keeping resources and the environment from being wasted or destroyed.
militarism
The belief that using military force is a good way to solve problems.
prohibition
A government plan to stop people from drinking alcoholic beverages.
primary election
An election in which different people compete to be their party's candidate
progressive
A person who wants to improve government and make life better
isthmus
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas.
armistice
An agreement to stop fighting.