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African National Congress South African political party founded in 1912, whose struggle to establish majority rule and eliminate apartheid led to the establishment in 1994 of South Africa's first multi-racial, democratically-elected government.
gross national product the total market or monetary value of all the goods and services that a nation produces, usu. in one year.
national bank a bank chartered by the U.S. Government and required to be a member of the Federal Reserve System. [2 definitions]
National Basketball Association a major US sports league that organizes and regulates the highest level of men's professional basketball competition. (abbr.:NBA)
national debt the total financial indebtedness of the central government of a nation.
National Guard a U.S. military reserve force recruited and maintained by each state, but subject to the call of either the state or federal government.
National Health Service the British health service, largely financed by taxation, that provides free or inexpensive medical treatment. (abbr.:NHS)
National Liberation Front a revolutionary, often violent, political group, esp. such a group formerly active in South Vietnam.
National Mall a large grassy open area in Washington D.C., surrounded by museums and monuments, designed for use by the public.
national monument a natural landmark or historic site maintained and preserved by a national government for public enjoyment or use.
national park a large area of scenic beauty, or historic or scientific interest, maintained and preserved by a national government for public use and enjoyment.
National Park Service an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages National Parks, National Monuments, and other such property. [2 definitions]
national seashore a seacoast area maintained and protected by a national government.
national sovereignty the right or power of a nation-state to govern itself, with independence from outside control.
National Weather Service an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that compiles data on weather conditions and issues weather warnings.
Women's National Basketball Association a U.S. sports league formed in 1996 that organizes and regulates the highest level of women's professional basketball competition. (abbr.: WNBA)
Yellowstone National Park the oldest and largest U.S. national park, mostly in northwestern Wyoming, known particularly for its hot springs and geysers.