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  1. President of Iraq since 1979. Waged war on Iran in 1980-1988. In 1990 he ordered an invasion of Kuwait but was defeated by United States and its allies in the Gulf War (1991).
  2. Rapidly growing, new industrial nations of the late twentieth century, including the Asian Tigers.
  3. Members 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. During the Cold War, local or regional wars in which the superpowers armed, trained, and financed the combatants.
  5. Communist Party leader who forced Chinese economic reforms after the death of Mao Zedong.

5 True/False questions

  1. keiretsuAlliances of corporations and banks that dominate the Japanese economy.

          

  2. Ayatollah Ruhollah KhomeiniShi'ite philosopher and cleric who led the overthrow of the shah of Iran in 1979 and created an Islamic republic.

          

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

          

  4. perestroikaPolicy of 'openness' that was the centerpiece of Mikhail Gorbachev's efforts to liberalize communism in the Soviet Union.

          

  5. demographic transitionCommunist Party leader who forced Chinese economic reforms after the death of Mao Zedong.