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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson G: Russian Desperation and the Ottoman Decline

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
absolutism the authority to govern with no limits to power
despotism form of government in which a person or group rules with absolute power
domestic policy the study of specific problems within a country and how the government responds to these problems
foreign policy politics of a government directed to matters beyond its borders, especially relations with other countries
industrialism a system based on the process of developing manufacturing in order to move from human-made items to machine-made items
imperialism acquiring colonies or extending influence of a strong country to gain wealth and power


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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