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World Politics Vocab

Jul 17, 2015

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World Politics

World Politics

International Government & Politics

Common Vocabulary Words

A person who is professionally involved in government

and they were voted into their position is called a

P________________ OR Government O____________.

A person who is professionally involved in government

and they were voted into their position is called a

POLITICIAN OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.

People who work in government-owned organizations/offices are usually just called Government E______________ (postal worker, police, firemen, soldiers)

OR

C______S______ (government agency/offices, embassies,

government legal team, HR, etc.)

People who work in government-owned organizations/offices are usually just called Government Employees (postal worker, police, firemen, soldiers)

OR

Civil Servants (government agency/offices, embassies,

government legal team, HR, etc.)

A D________________ is any person that works in an embassy or consulate or even for the Foreign Office of a country. This person will have Diplomatic Immunity which means that they are exempt from certain laws and taxes by the

country they work.

An A_________________ is the highest ranking diplomat in a particular country. They are usually the head of an embassy.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong

A DIPLOMAT is any person that works in an embassy or consulate or even for the Foreign Office of a country. This person will have Diplomatic Immunity which means that they are exempt from certain laws and taxes by the

country they work.

An AMBASSADOR is the highest ranking diplomat in a particular country. They are usually the head of an embassy.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong

A political P__________ is an organization of people which seeks to achieve common goals through political power. Some

countries have only 1 P_______, while others have multiple P__

America has 2 primary p__________; Vietnam is a 1-p________ government

A political PARTY is an organization of people which seeks to achieve common goals through political power. Some

countries have only 1 party, while others have multiple parties

America has 2 primary parties; Vietnam is a 1-party system

Regardless of how many parties your county has, most countries have 2 main philosophies (ways) of thinking.

These can be used as nouns & adjectives

Conservative thinkers believe in keeping old tr__________ (methods, behaviors, ways), and want to avoid or make changes very cautiously. They often want to preserve

the status quo (keep things the same)

- often believe in keeping a strong hierarchy of power

- favors tr_________ lifestyles (marriages, education, etc.)

- favors tr_________ roles in life (male / female / children)

- favors religion & religious influence in politics

- Usually nationalistic, strong support for their country.

Conservative thinkers believe in keeping old traditions (methods, behaviors, ways), and want to avoid or make changes very cautiously. They often want to preserve

the status quo (keep things the same)

- often believe in keeping a strong hierarchy of power

- favors traditional lifestyles (marriages, education, etc.)

- favors religion & religious influence in politics

- Usually nationalistic, strong support for their country.

Liberal/Progressive thinkers believe in change, progress and personal fr____________.

- often believes in equal opportunity for everyone.

- Supports people who choose a non-traditional lifestyle (marriages, education, etc.)

- maybe religious, but believes in keeping personal beliefs separate from politics/government

- may be nationalistic, but also believes in holding the country accountable for wrongdoings

Liberal/Progressive thinkers believe in change, progress and personal freedom.

- often believes in equal opportunity for everyone.

- Supports people who choose a non-traditional lifestyle (marriages, education, etc.)

- maybe religious, but believes in keeping personal beliefs separate from politics/government

- may be nationalistic, but also believes in holding the country accountable for wrongdoings

Can you name some conservative thinking countries?How about more liberal thinking countries?

When citizens of a country have the right to vote on a

political leader, representative, or government official

(when they get to choose which candidate they support)

This is called an E_________________________

When citizens have the right to vote on a political leader,

representative, or government official (when they get to

choose which candidate they support)

This is called an ELECTION

A C______________ can be used in sales (when you launch a new

product) In politics, its usually when a person wants to be

elected into a political office, and they need your vote.

*2nd meaning: its an organized way to meet a goal (through

informing people, expanding awareness, raising money, etc.)

*these are often

seen before

an election

A CAMPAIGN can be used in sales (when you launch a new

product) In politics, its usually when a person wants to be

elected into a political office, and they need your vote.

*2nd meaning: its an organized way to meet a goal (through

informing people, expanding awareness, raising money, etc.)

During campaigns, candidates often hold public (and televised)

political D_______________, where they will talk about their

views, answer difficult political questions, and show the public

why they should be elected.

You can also do this with

your friends, family, children

anyone that you disagree

with.

During campaigns, candidates often hold public (and televised)

political DEBATES, where they will talk about their

views, answer difficult political questions, and show the public

why they should be elected.

You can also do this with

your friends, family, children

anyone that you disagree

with.

Heres an example of US Campaign ads (also called, Attack ads)

Obama:

This is Mitt Romney, Obamas OPPONENT in the 2012 Election

Vietnams ruling party chief arrived in Moscow this

week to boost political t_________ (relationship)

Another way people mention a relationship, such

as a political relationship, we often call this T_______.

News headline

Vietnams ruling party chief arrived in Moscow this

week to boost political ties (relationship)

Another way people mention a relationship, such

as a political relationship, we often call this TIES.

News headline

Legislation is another way to say L_________ or

policy when we talk about government.

After the new year, Vietnam passed new L__________ that changed the Visa

policy for foreigners visiting and working in Vietnam. There are now 20 different

kinds of visas.

Legislation is another way to say Law or

policy when we talk about government.

After the new year, Vietnam passed new Law/Legistation that changed the Visa

policy for foreigners visiting and working in Vietnam. There are now 20 different

kinds of visas.

Bureaucracy is a (complicated) word to describe Government Administration

offices and process.

Around the world, they are famous for being inefficient, slow, and

overly-complicated regarding processing paperwork, documents, etc. .

When any system involves a lot of slow paperwork, approvals, and must go through

several people in order to get processed, we call this a bureaucratic system OR

Red T___________

Bureaucracy is a (complicated) word to describe Government Administration

offices and process.

Around the world, they are famous for being inefficient, slow, and

overly-complicated regarding processing paperwork, documents, etc. .

When any system involves a lot of slow paperwork, approvals, and must go through

several people in order to get processed, we call this a bureaucratic system OR

Red Tape

In politics, its common to hear/see P______________.

This is information that is used to promote a political

belief, point of view or country.

In politics, its common to hear/see PROPAGANDA.

This is information that is used to promote a political

belief, point of view or country.

a mass (very big) meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for an issue can be called a:

- PROTEST

D____________________

R____________________

a mass (very big) meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for an issue can be called a:

- PROTEST

DEMONSTRATION

RALLY

Sometimes a peaceful demonstration can quickly turn into

a violent R__________. This is when public peace is disturbed,

people can get hurt, and it usually requires police and military

to control the crowd.

Sometimes a peaceful demonstration can quickly turn into

a violent RIOT. This is wh

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