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People in general thought of as living together in organized communities with shared laws, traditions, and values

Society

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Territory with a government

State

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Group of people with common characteristics that connect them

Nation

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Rule made by the government

Law

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To bring under control

Order

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Anything that disrupts someone's sense of well being

Violence

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A sudden or extreme change

Revolution

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The ability to control

Power

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The power to give orders and make decision

Authority

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Country's independent authority and right to govern itself

Sovereignty

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Accordant with law

Legitimacy

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People in state governed accept rule

Internal legitimacy

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Other states recognize state even though people inside to no have a say

External legitimacy

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Guiding document of enumerated essentials

Constitution

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Notion that people get together to form a compact between the ruled and rulers

Social contract

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A person or group that stands in and acts for another person or group

Representation

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To what degree a government makes decision without outside influence; right of a country to govern itself

Autonomy

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How you legitimize; to allow

Consent

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Force

Coercion

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Restriction of rights in response to behavior

Punishment

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Group of people who occupy a similar economic position in society

Social class

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Something that is owned

Property

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Entitled legal, social, or economic principles of freedom

Rights

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Condition of people who are able to speak and act freely

Liberty

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Result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crime

Justice

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The state of having the same rights, social status, etc.

Equality

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State of being happy, healthy, and/or successful; government program to help those in need

Welfare

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State of being healthy, happy, and prosperous

Well being

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Welfare or welling of the general public

Public interest

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For the interest or benefit of the general public

Common good

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Individuals are responsible for other people's actions by tolerating, ignoring, or harboring them

Collective responsibility

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Community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity

Civil society

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Set of individual ideas and beliefs

Ideology

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Collective set of beliefs that characterize the political process

Political culture