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General words relating to international relations

exchange

noun

an arrangement in which people or groups from different countries visit each other or do each other’s jobs, for example in order to study another country’s language or improve relationships

friend

noun

a country that has a good relationship with another country

friendly

adjective

a friendly country or government has a good relationship with your country and is not your enemy

friendship

noun

a good relationship between countries or governments, in which they help and support each other

the global village

noun

the modern world in which all countries depend on each other and seem to be closer together because of modern communications and transport systems

intergovernmental

adjective

involving governments of different countries

the international community

noun

political leaders and important organizations from all parts of the world

international relations

noun

the political relationships that exist between different countries

multination

adjective

involving two or more countries

multinational

adjective

involving people from many different countries, especially soldiers

phoney war

noun

a period of time during which people or governments are officially at war, but are not in fact fighting

rapprochement

noun

the development of greater understanding and friendship between two countries or groups after they have been unfriendly

shuttle diplomacy

noun

political activity in which someone makes frequent journeys between two countries and talks to each government in order to end a disagreement or war

supranational

adjective

relating to or involving more than one country

thaw

noun

an improvement in the relationship between two countries

transnational

adjective

affecting or involving several different countries

tribute

noun

in the past, money or other things that one leader had to give to a more powerful leader

twin

verb

if two towns in different countries are twinned, they have established a formal connection to encourage visits and exchange information

unfriendly

adjective

an unfriendly country is one that does not have a good relationship with your country

world order

noun

the political, economic, or social situation in the world at a particular time and the effect that this has on relationships between different countries

normalize relations

if two countries normalize relations, they have a friendly relationship again after a war or disagreement

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