Glossary of terms

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a junior enlisted member of a navy who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer


to colonise a foreign place again, by living there and taking control of it


an activity to obtain military information about a place by sending soldiers or planes there or by using satellite data


a national vote for people to decide whether or not they agree with a policy


a person forced to leave their country or homeland because of war or their political or religious beliefs


extra people in a military force who are sent to help or to replace those who have been killed or wounded


a sum of money paid after a war by the defeated country for the damage and injuries it caused in other countries


returning a veteran home after they have been injured, become sick or been killed in another country; also refers to returning a military force when conflict has ceased


soldier who is not serving in the regular army of a country, but can be called to serve when needed