The answer is Soviet, as in the soviet union.
The treaty protects Antarctica's sovereignty, though legally it has none, the treaty prevents countries from actually annexing Antarctica, and thus making Antarctica apart of their country, and that Antarctica is to remain neutral.
Though a few countries, mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, such as Australia, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand, along with some further north, such as the United Kingdom and Norway claim portions of Antarctica, though not as sovereign territory, but more of a defined research area, where the country researches Antarctica without the interference of other countries.
An example of a research base located in Antarctica is Scott Base, located in the New Zealand claimed portion, and is headquarters of the operations in the New Zealand claimed portion.
Countries share all research data under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty, and freely conduct research anywhere on the continent.
The United States, for example, also supports a research station in the New Zealand claimed portion, which is the largest research station on the continent: McMurdo Station.
Territorial claims have nothing to do with where a treaty-signatory country establishes a research facility. Options exist on any land south of 60 degrees S., which is the part of the earth governed by the Antarctic Treaty.
The Cabinet is a part of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government consisting of the heads of federal executive departments.
The importance is for the president to have a team of people who are there by his side to help make final decisions.
As well as congress, the cabinet is there for more security on certain issues the president has to face. The first president of the United States, George Washington, quickly realized the importance of having a cabinet. Among his first acts he persuaded Congress to recognize the Departments of Foreign Affairs (renamed State and given additional powers a few months after its creation), Treasury, and War. The heads of these executive departments would be given the title of "secretary" followed by the name of their department. Although Washington's Cabinet also contained the position of Attorney General, the Attorney General did not become the head of the Justice Department until 1870. I hope that helps a little. The president also needs the cabinet in case He dies, and the VP dies
The term of democracy was first introduced in ancient Athens. It meant that certain male citizens had a vote in the way Athens was governed. Modern day "democracies" are not the same, however, the idea that citizens vote for their governmental officials keeps the ancient Greek idea alive.
Well, the argument could be made that the US isn't losing all that much money by employing foreigners. However, it's not really the US hiring foreigners anyway. Private businesses who can pay them less for the same work do the hiring and care little about the general effect on the country.