Glossary beginning with N

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Nationalisation search for term

Nationalisation is bringing an industry under state control or ownership. In the UK, many industries - including the railways, coal, gas and electricity - were brought under state control by the Labour government after the Second World War. Any profits the industry made went to the country, not shareholders. Many UK industries were privatised following the election of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government in 1979. See also privatisation.

NGOs search for term

Non-governmental organisation is a non-profit group or charity that works to promote social or political change at a local, national or international level. 

Non-Violence Movements search for term

Movements or organizations that use non violent means to pursue their objectives. A decades-long, mass movement in India, led by Mahatma Gandhi, which campaigned for the end of British rule and independence for India, used non-violent resistance in order to challenge to the British colonial rulers.