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Key Term Definition
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CapitalismAn economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state
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Cold War
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ColonialismThe policy or practice of acquiring full o partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers and exploiting it economically.
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CommodityA raw material or the product of any primary industry, that can be bought and sold.
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Communism
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Debt (country level, not personal)
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Deficit
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Dependency Theory
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Devaluation (in the context of a currency)
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Development Theory
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Diaspora
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DisparityA notable or great difference
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EvangelismThe spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.
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GlasnostThe policy or practice of more open consultative government and wider dissemination of information, initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev from 1985.
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HegemonyLeadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
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IdeologyA system of ideas and ideals
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Imperialist
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IMF (International Monetary Fund)
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Mackinders Heartland Theory
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Market EconomyAn economy in which decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on supply and demand, and prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.
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Modernisation Theory
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NATO
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NeoColonialismThe use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies.
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PerestroikaThe policy or practice of restructuring or reforming the economic and political system. First proposed by Leonid Brezhnev in 1979 and actively promoted by Mikhail Gorbachev
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PrivatisationThe process of transferring an enterprise or industry from the public sector to the private sector.
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Social Darwinism
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SuperpowerA superpower is a state with a dominant position in international relations and is characterised by its unparalleled ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale. This is done through the means of both military, economic, and cultural strength.
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TariffA charge emposed on the movement of goods across a countries border, these tariffs vary due to politics and global groupings. 
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USSR
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Value Added
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World BankThe World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.
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World Trade OrganisationThe World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization which regulates international trade.
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