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35 Cards in this Set

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UN Permanent Members

China, France, Russia, UK and US

The Marshal Plan

American initiative to aid western Europe, US gave over 12 billion to help rebuild their economies

Justification for Iraq war

Uncertainty on WMD wasn't good, Increased pressure on Iran, to free the people of Iraq, back up international law


The practice of managing international relations through negotiations

Democratic Peace theory

Democracies are not likely to fight other democracies

Soft Power

States ability to influence other states through example, economic and social success


Organization compromised primarily of sovereign states (member states) of other IGO's


Public of private group unaffiliated with the government attempting to influence foreign policy to raise international concerns or global issues and offer solutions

Vietnam Syndrome

The public aversion to Americans overseas military involvements and controversy

Members of European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece


States are enemies and rivals, Self interest and security


States are competitors that can be reasoned with, Force and compromise


Struggle between states representing ruling elites interested in control over territories people and resources


States are partners, collective security is the ultimate goal

Domino Theory

America view during the Cold war that seizure of power by communists in one country will produce a chain reaction of communist take overs in other countries allied with the west


Process of interaction and integration among the people, companies and governments of different nations (trade and investments)


Focuses on states and their interests, balance of power and the structure on international relations


A system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral ideological considerations


leadership or dominance, especially over one country or social group


The monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced with in a countries borders in a specific time persion


wishes men were better but understands they are not, Prince should be moral, flexible and appear good

Peace of Westphalia

Ended both the thirty years war and 80 year war, recgonized dutch republics independence

Realism and the Cold War

soviets wanted to be extremely powerful, the Cuban missile crisis was when the world came the closest to war, war on ideology


Distribution of power in which one state exercises most of the cultural, economic and military


Distribution of power in which two states exercises most of the cultural, economic and military


Distribution of power in which multi states exercises most of the cultural, economic and military

Monroe Doctrine

Any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americans is a potentially hostile act against the U.S.


Military alliance of European and American democracy founded after ww2 to strengthen ties between member states

The end of the soviet union

Dec. 25 1991; Gorbashev reesigned


Belief in social and political change, focuses on individual rights, understands that military power isn't always the best, wants economic and social power as well

Neo Liberalism

Lassez-faire approach to economic development, economic factors are in the public sector


States develop interests and notions of security based on social norms and historical experiences

The league of nations

IGO established after WW1, created for international cooperation on world issues

Paris Peace Confrence

Versailles peace conference, allies set peace terms for the defeated central powers


Created to increase political and economic cooperation among member countries