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Detente

Easing of tensions between the US and the soviet union

Welfare state

System in which the govt takes responsibility for its citizens social and economic needs

Deficit

Gap between what a govt spends and what it takes in through taxes

Perestroika

Restructuring of the soviet govt and economy

Collectivization

Pooling of land and labor in an attempt to increase efficiency

Communes

Community in which property is held in common, living quarters are shared, physical needs in exchange for work

Embargo

Ban on trade

Partition

Divide

Kibbutz

Collective farm in Israel

Hejab

Traditional dress worn by Muslim women

Ayatollah

Title given to a learned shitte Muslim legal expert

Intifada

Mass uprising mounted by Palestinians in territory held by Israel

Mixed economy

Economic system with both private and state run enterprises

Apartheid

Policy of strict racial seperation in south africa

Favela

Brazilian slum

Plebiscite

Ballot in which voters have a direct say on an issue