Government, Politics & Military Terms

Unitary govt

Confederate

Federalism

Dictatorship

Autocratic

Oligarchy

Party rule

Monarchy (absolute or constitutional)

Democracy (direct or representative)

Rights

Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches

Impeach

Veto

Appropriations

Cabinet

Chiefs of staff

Supreme court

Appellate courts

District courts

House or representatives

Senate

Debate

Conference committee

Bicameral

demilitarized zone

police action

mobilization

armada

bivouac

armament

armistice

unilateral

fusillade

dissident

subjugate

retaliation/retaliatory

tactical

egalitarian

incursion

ordinance

battalion

maneuvers

blockade

embargo

chain of command

show of force

guerrilla warfare

zealot

legions

Ideology

partisan

coup

caucus

lobbyist

inauguration

constituents

referendum

electorate

incumbent

suffrage

filibuster

plutocracy

socialism

faction

secede

regime

sovereign

emancipation

egalitarian

trade deficit

political asylum

tariffs

boycott

embargo

balance of trade

imports/exports

blockade

sanctions

proliferation

detente

trade agreement

immigrate/emigrate

refugees

defection

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