chapter 14 vocab
- University of Texas - San Antonio
- Political Science
- Political Science 1013
- chapter 14 vocab
Last Modified: 2011-07-16
Process by which states carry on political relations with each other; process of settling conflicts among nations by peaceful means
Assistance to other nations in the form of grants, loans or credits to buy the assisting nation’s products
Foreign Policy Process
The steps by which foreign policy goals are decided and acted on
National Security Policy
Foreign and domestic policy designated to protect the nation’s independence and political and economic integrity; policy that is concerned with the safety and defense of the nation
A subset of national security policy concerning the U.S armed forces
A philosophy that views nations as normally willing to cooperate and to agree on moral standard for conduct
A philosophy that views each nation as acting principally in its own interest
Preemptive war- declare war with a country before they do anything to you; you strike before they strike
Normal Trade Relations (NTR) Status
Status granted through an international treaty by which each member nation must treat other members as well as it treats the country that receives its most favorable treatment.
A policy statement by President Monroe in 1823, which set out three principles:1) European nations should not establish new colonies in the Western Hemisphere 2) European nations should not intervene in the affairs of independent nations of the Western Hemisphere 3) The United States would not interfere in the affairs of European nations
Isolationist Foreign Policy
The policy adopted by Pres. Harry Truman in 1947 to halt Communist expansion in southeastern Europe
A French word meaning a relaxation of tensions. The term characterized U.S- Soviet relations as they developed under President Richard Nixon and secretary of state Henry Kissinger
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)
A treaty between the US and the Soviet Union to stabilize the nuclear arms competition between the two countries. Talks began in 1969 and agreements were signed on May 26, 1972
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