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Global Conflict Vocab

Subjects : literacy, history
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Main organ in the UN responsible for maintaining peace and security - composed of 5 permanent members and 10 rotating members with 2 year terms elected by the Gen. Assembly






2. Conflict within or between nations






3. Members or guerilla bands or other unofficial lightly armed troops






4. Yugoslavia: UN supported NATO forces to keep the peace in bosnia






5. War between a government and a faction of the same state - neither clearly recognized as the legitimate government






6. Agreement by a group of nations to defend eachother in case of attack on any member






7. Kill or injure soldiers - very dangerous to civilians






8. Members or guerilla bands or other unofficial lightly armed troops






9. Belief in the superiority of one's own culture or ethnic group






10. Expulsion - inprisonment - or killing of ethnic minorities by the majority






11. Non-'traditional' or not state sponsored - like terrorism






12. An international movement for the support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and later for support of Israel






13. International observers who report on goods and issues between national borders






14. Air landings or drops for the purpose of supply - movement of personnel - evacuation - or recovery






15. Political theory named after the treaty that ended the 30 years war - provided a framework for -an relations for over 2 centuries - idea that soverign states don't get involved with the internal affairs of others






16. Internment center for political prisoners and members of minority groups for 'reasons of state security






17. Ability of military systems - unites and forces to communicate with other civilian and military systems






18. Small forces or irregular volunteer troops; usually harass enemy supplies and communications






19. Palestani Liberation Organization; formed in 1964 with the purpose of creating a homeland for Palestinians in Israel






20. US military concept of combining Navy - Army - airforce - and marine units for a specific mission






21. Acts of unusual cruelty






22. (Larkins' definition was 'well - duh?' but i'm taking some liberties here) a war between the United States & capitalism and the USSR & communism - never involving actual - direct violence






23. 1995 peace agreement ending the war over the former Yugoslavia - between Croatia - Bosnia-Herzegovina - and Serbia






24. Ships preventing goods from reaching a port






25. Use of disease-producing agents on plants - animals - or people






26. Capabilities made available to the UN by member states - military - police - specialized personelle or equipment






27. UN sponsored international volunteer rapid response teams to provide humanitarian relief to emergencies






28. Ships preventing goods from reaching a port






29. UN sponsored international volunteer rapid response teams to provide humanitarian relief to emergencies






30. Capabilities made available to the UN by member states - military - police - specialized personelle or equipment






31. Small forces or irregular volunteer troops; usually harass enemy supplies and communications






32. Use of toxic chemical compounds - including defoliants and herbicides






33. North atlantic treaty organization - formed in 1949 by 12 democratic nations to defend eachother if attacked






34. Strategic arms reduction talks - 1993/4 between USA and Russia to reduce rapid deployment of ICBMs






35. Tenative peace agreement signed in 1999 (widely ignored) stopping the war between Congo - Anglola - Namibia - and Zimbabwe vs. Rwanda and Uganda






36. 700 km frontier separating indian and pakistani forces in kashmir






37. Expulsion - inprisonment - or killing of ethnic minorities by the majority






38. Conflict within or between nations






39. (Larkins' definition was 'well - duh?' but i'm taking some liberties here) a war between the United States & capitalism and the USSR & communism - never involving actual - direct violence






40. The systematic killing of a whole nation of people






41. Bombing against any strategic or tactical target not in direct support of troops






42. A neutral space created by the withdrawal of both hostile parties






43. Name given to NATO led and UN backed rapid deployment forces






44. A volatile region of central Asia - formerly part of the USSR - significant crossroads for world energy from the caspian sea region






45. A crime committed during or in connection with war - genocide - ethnic cleansing - or prisoner mistreatment






46. Nickname for a UN peace keeper






47. A short notice contingency force - formed unilaterally or with partners - to be deployed in situations where its military organization - training - equipment - or communications enable it to cope with a variety of situations; humanitarian - disaster






48. A volatile region of central Asia - formerly part of the USSR - significant crossroads for world energy from the caspian sea region






49. USA backed defensive system designed to protect an area smaller than the entire USA from attack by long range ballistic or nuclear missles






50. Ending of hostilities