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Imperialism

Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society.

Frontier

A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.

Unitary state

An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials.

Federal state

An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.

NATO

an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries

Warsaw Pact

treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania

OAS

(Organization of American States)an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States.[1] Its members are the thirty-five independent states of the Americas. It is the world's oldest regional organization.

Commonwealth of nations

a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, esp. regarding economics and trade.

COMECON

The economic association organized by the communist states

Self-determination

concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves