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ANZUS

ANZUS  

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An acronym given to a tripartite Pacific security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, signed at San Francisco in 1951. Known also as the Pacific Security Treaty, it recognizes that an ...
balance of power

balance of power  

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Probably the oldest concept in the study of International Relations going back at least to the work of Thucydides. It is closely associated with both diplomatic parlance and realist theory. Its logic ...
co-belligerent

co-belligerent  

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In strictness, co-belligerents are simply States engaged in a conflict with a common enemy, whether in alliance with each other or not. ‘Allies are not necessarily co-belligerents, for the particular ...
federal states

federal states  

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Are found in the Greek world from the late 6th cent. bc. The term is used of those organizations in which the separate city‐states (see polis) of a geographical and ethnic region were combined to ...
Gaullism

Gaullism  

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A French political movement with a diffuse ideology. Although it has developed into a movement on the political right, it contains elements drawn from across the political spectrum, from the Action ...
international Relations

international Relations  

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The discipline that studies interactions between and among states, and more broadly, the workings of the international system as a whole. It can be conceived of either as a multidisciplinary field, ...
Interstate Relations

Interstate Relations  

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The formal study of international relations (IR) can be said to have begun in 1919 with Sir Alfred Zimmern's appointment as Chair of International Politics, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. ...
Latins

Latins  

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Inhabited Latium Vetus. They formed a unified ethnic group with a common name a common sentiment, and a common language; they worshipped the same gods and had similar political and social ...
mercenaries

mercenaries  

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N.a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin mercenaruis ‘hireling,’ from merces, merced- ‘reward.’
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North Atlantic Treaty Organization  

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(NATO)An association of European and North American states, formed in 1949 for the defence of Europe and the North Atlantic against the perceived threat of Soviet aggression. Dominated by the USA, it ...
oath

oath  

N.A pronouncement swearing the truth of a statement or promise, usually by an appeal to God to witness its truth. An oath is required by law for various purposes, in particular for affidavits and ...
Peloponnesian League

Peloponnesian League  

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The earliest known and longest‐lasting Greek offensive and defensive alliance. The name is modern and inaccurate, since the alliance was neither all‐ and only Peloponnesian nor a league (the members ...
Security

Security  

Although a concept that is crucial to an understanding of international politics, as is the case with most fundamental concepts, “security” is ambiguous and elastic in its meaning. In the ...

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