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HERETIC
A person whose ideas are inccorect to the church.
MANDATE
A territory.
FEUDALISM
A polictical and military system.
THEOCRACY
A goverment controlled by church leaders.
COALITION
A temporary alliance between groups of different sides.
TYRANT
A ruler who governs opressively or brutally.
PATRIARCH
A leader of the family.
TARIFF
A tax on goods.
REPUBLIC
A goverment under which citizens with the right to vote choose their leaders.
MONOPOLY
When a single company controls an entire industry.
MARTYR
A person who dies or suffers for his or her beliefs.
EDICT
A public announcement of a policy.
CULTURE
The way of life that a group uses.
ECOLOGY
The releationship between living things and their enviorment.
DYNASTY
A series of rulers from the same family.
APARTHEID
South Africa's legal system of seperation of blacks and whites.
ULTIMATUM
A final document, if not met, will lead to war.
USURY
The practice of lending money for interest.
ARMISTICE
An agreement to stop fighting.
TITHE
Payment to the church, 10% of income.
OSTRACISM
The temporary banishment from society.
ABDICATE
A resign as ruler.
INFLATION
An overall rise the prices.
ARTISAN
A skilled worker who makes goods by hand.
SOCIALISM
The belief that the wealth of a country should be shared equally among its citizens.
ASSIMILATION
The policy whereby an imperial power tries to absorb colonies politically.
CAPITALISM
An economic system.
AUTOCRAT
A ruler with unlimited power.
SUFFRAGE
The right to vote.
MERCENARY
A soldier who fights in any country's army for pay.
APPRENTICE
A person who is learning a trade or craft.
ANARCHIST
A person who believes that all goverments are evil and should be overthrown.
REPARATIONS
Compensation paid after a war by a defeated nation.
GENOCIDE
The intentional killing of an entire people.
APPEASEMENT
The policy of making concessions in avoiding war.
PROPAGANDA
One-sided information designed to convince people of a certain view.
CARAVEL
A ship.
LITERACY
The ability to read.
DISSIDENT
A person who speaks out against the goverment.
PREHISTORY
The period of time before the beginning of written records.