Glossary of Terms

Page - July 7, 2017
Key terms and phrases related to the Rainbow Warrior and the larger nuclear free Pacific campaign.

Terrorist - A person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, to achieve their political aims.

Flotilla - A fleet of ships or boats.

Cold War - The period of tension between the USA and the USSR and their respective allies from 1945 to 1991. It was called the Cold War because the two superpowers did not actually fight each other.

Radioactive Contamination - Radioactive particles pollute an area and harm living organisms.

Radioactive Fallout - Radioactive particles which fall back to earth after a nuclear explosion.

Dictator - A leader with unlimited power.

Political refugees - People who are forced to leave their country because of their political beliefs.