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utopia

utopia

/juˈtoʊpiə/
noun
a made-up state or place in which everything is ideal

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wing

wing

/ˈwɪŋ/
noun
members of a political party or other organization who have a certain function or share certain views

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conservatism

conservatism

/kənˈsɝvəˌtɪzəm/
noun
a political belief with an inclination to keep the traditional values in a society by avoiding changes

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utilitarianism

utilitarianism

/jˌuːɾɪlɪtˈɛɹiənˌɪzəm/
noun
the doctrine that the best measure or decision is the one that satisfies the majority of people

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apolitical

apolitical

/ˌeɪpəˈɫɪtɪkəɫ/
adjective
having no interest or involvement in politics

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bilateral

bilateral

/baɪˈɫætɝəɫ/
adjective
concerning two groups or countries

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bureaucracy

bureaucracy

/bjʊˈɹɑkɹəsi/
noun
a system of government that is controlled by officials who are not elected rather employed

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to canvass

to canvass

/ˈkænvəs/
verb
get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

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centralism

centralism

/ˈsɛntɹəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization

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tyrant

tyrant

/ˈtaɪɹənt/
noun
a cruel and oppressive dictator

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swing vote

swing vote

/swˈɪŋ vˈoʊt/
noun
*** a vote that has a decisive influence on the result of an election

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straw poll

straw poll

/stɹˈɔː pˈoʊl/
noun
an unofficial test of opinion that includes a number of people who give their opinion about something or say whether or not they intend to participate in an election

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cabinet

cabinet

/ˈkæbənət/, /ˈkæbnət/
noun
senior members of a government who make decisions and control the policy of the government
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I can't handle people forcefully closing cabinets.

Narrator: Adam works with a cabinet maker down the road to create both standard finishes and custom designs.

Slamming cabinets over and over again.

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coalition

coalition

/ˌkoʊəˈɫɪʃən/
noun
an alliance between two or more countries or between political parties when forming a government or during elections

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confederation

confederation

/kənˌfɛdɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
an organization that consists of countries, parties, or businesses which have formed an alliance to help one another

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constituency

constituency

/kənˈstɪtʃuənsi/
noun
a group of people in a specific area who elect a representative to a legislative position

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constitutional

constitutional

/ˌkɑnstəˈtuʃənəɫ/
adjective
relating to or operating under the official laws and principles called the constitution, by which a country or state is governed

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demagogue

demagogue

/ˈdɛməˌɡɑɡ/
noun
a politician who appeals to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people instead of valid arguments in order to gain support

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to destabilize

to destabilize

/dɪˈsteɪbəˌɫaɪz/
verb
make unstable

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diplomacy

diplomacy

/dɪˈpɫoʊməsi/
noun
the job, skill, or act of managing the relationships between different countries

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egalitarian

egalitarian

/ɪˌɡæɫəˈtɛɹiən/
noun
a person who believes in the equality of all people

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electorate

electorate

/ɪˈɫɛktɝət/, /ɪˈɫɛktɹɪt/
noun
the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote

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to enfranchise

to enfranchise

/ɪnˈfɹænˌtʃaɪz/
verb
grant voting rights

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fanatic

fanatic

/fəˈnætɪk/
noun
an overenthusiastic individual, especially one who is devoted to a radical political or religious cause

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federalism

federalism

/ˈfɛdɝəˌɫɪzəm/, /ˈfɛdɹəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a political system in which a central government controls the affairs of each self-governed state

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feudalism

feudalism

/ˈfjudəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a social and land-owning system in medieval Europe in which people were granted land and protection by a nobleman in exchange, they had to fight and work for him

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frontier

frontier

/fɹənˈtɪɹ/
noun
an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary

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geopolitics

geopolitics

/ˌdʒioʊˈpɑɫətɪks/
noun
the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

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imperialism

imperialism

/ˌɪmˈpɪɹiəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a system in which one country controls or has influence over other countries, often by winning wars against them

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inauguration

inauguration

/ɪˌnɔɡjɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
a formal ceremony at which a person is admitted to office

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isolationism

isolationism

/ˌaɪsəˈɫeɪʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
the political practice of only being concerned with one's home country and not getting involved in international affairs

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interventionism

interventionism

/ˌɪntɝˈvɛnʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
*** ‌the policy or practice of a government influencing the economy of its own country, or of becoming involved in the affairs of other countries

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legislative

legislative

/ˈɫɛdʒəˌsɫeɪtɪv/
adjective
relating to making and enacting laws

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liberalism

liberalism

/ˈɫɪˌbɝəˌɫɪzəm/
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the political belief that promotes personal freedom, democracy, gradual changes in society, and free trade

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manifesto

manifesto

/ˌmænəˈfɛsˌtoʊ/, /ˌmænɪˈfɛsˌtoʊ/
noun
a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

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pacifism

pacifism

/ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm/
noun
the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

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oligarchy

oligarchy

/ˈɑɫəˌɡɑɹki/
noun
a political system in which a small group of high-powered people control a country or organization

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reactionary

reactionary

/ɹiˈækʃəˌnɛɹi/
adjective
opposed to political or social liberalism or reform
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Of course, it could be because they didn't realize, and it's like a reactionary,

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parliamentary

parliamentary

/ˌpɑɹɫəˈmɛnɝi/, /ˌpɑɹɫəˈmɛntɝi/
adjective
having, relating to, or enacted by a parliament

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populism

populism

/ˈpɑpjəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a type of politics that purports to represent the opinions and desires of ordinary people in order to gain their support

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propaganda

propaganda

/ˌpɹɑpəˈɡændə/
noun
information and statements that are mostly biased and false and are used to promote a political cause or leader

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