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    A group of nations united by treaty or for the purposes of an agreement for mutual support in policies in one or more areas

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    The isolation of a warring nation of an enemy area (such as a harbor) by troops or warships in order to prevent the passage of people or supplies. Any ships or aircrafts attempting to pass the blockade will be seized

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    An office department; The basic organization unit of the Department of State headed by an assistant secretary.

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    Bilateral discussions, negotiations, or treaties are between a sovereign state and one other entity, either another sovereign state or an international organization. The relationship between two nations is referred to as a bilateral relationship.

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    Breaking relations

    The formal act of severing diplomatic relations with another nation to underscore disapproval of its actions or policies. It is only done under severe situations.

  • People

    Benjamin Franklin

    Born in Boston in 1706 as the tenth son of a soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin began his career as an apprentice in his brother’s printing business. A restless spirit took him to Philadelphia where he opened his own printing shop. Despite very little formal schooling, Franklin’s love for learning and experimentation led him…