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  1. War waged by the Argentine military (1976-1982) against leftist groups. Characterized by the use of illegal imprisonment, torture, and executions by the military.
  2. Polish trade union created in 1980 to protest working conditions and political repression. It began the nationalist opposition to communist rule that led in 1989 to the fall of communism in eastern Europe.
  3. Communist Party leader who forced Chinese economic reforms after the death of Mao Zedong.
  4. A change in the rates of population growth. Before the transition, both birth and death rates are high, resulting in a slowly growing population; then the death rate drops but the birth rate remains high, causing a population explosion.
  5. Shi'ite philosopher and cleric who led the overthrow of the shah of Iran in 1979 and created an Islamic republic.

5 True/False Questions

  1. SandinistasPolish trade union created in 1980 to protest working conditions and political repression. It began the nationalist opposition to communist rule that led in 1989 to the fall of communism in eastern Europe.

          

  2. newly industrialized economiesRapidly growing, new industrial nations of the late twentieth century, including the Asian Tigers.

          

  3. Asian TigersMembers of a leftist coalition that overthrew the Nicaraguan dictatorship of Anastasia Somoza in 1979 and attempted to install a socialist economy. The United States financed armed opposition by the Contras. The Sandinistas lost national elections in 1990.

          

  4. Thomas MalthusDuring the Cold War, local or regional wars in which the superpowers armed, trained, and financed the combatants.

          

  5. keiretsuPolish trade union created in 1980 to protest working conditions and political repression. It began the nationalist opposition to communist rule that led in 1989 to the fall of communism in eastern Europe.

          

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