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    an area of a country where there is declining industry and a falling population, especially in the American Midwest and NE states

    The state is central to Trump’s Rust Belt strategy, along with success in the Great Lakes states such as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/08/2016
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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