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North American Free Trade Agreement, an economic treaty between Canada, the United States, and Mexico to lower tariffs and create a free trade environment. NAFTA was ratified by its member nations in 1994.


Japanese city devastated during World War II when the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Aug 8th, 1945.

NASA / National Aeronautical and Space Administration

American space agency responsible for administrating the United State’s space program.

Nasser, Gamal Abdel

(1918-1970) President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970. He was responsible for nationalizing the Suez Canal, and was an important leader to the Arab world. He was often at odds with the West and Israel.


An independent state or country.

National Assembly

First new government during the first stage of the French Revolution.


Pride in one’s country or culture, often excessive in nature.

Native Americans & Slaves

In colonial Latin America, lowest social class. They had no rights and were often treated poorly and used as a labor source by the plantation owning Creoles.


North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international defense alliance between the United States, Great Britain, and others formed in 1949 as a response to the spread of communism.

Natural resources

Resources that are supplied by nature. Nations often use these to increase their economic output, usually with little regard to environmental factors. A growing environmentalist movement is beginning to apply pressure to these governments by forcing a public officilals to discuss these issues.

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