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Flashcards Group 14: WH
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what is terroism?
use of violence against innocent people in support of a cause
what terrorist group attacked the United States on september 11?
what was apartheid?
the official gov segregation policy in South Africa
during the de-colonization efforts following WWII, which European nation gave up control of India & other colonies in Africa & Asia?
why did the United States and NATO send forces to intervene in Bosnia- Herzegovina?
because of the ethnic violence by the Serbs who were following a policy of ethnic cleansing
what well-known terrorist group was led by Osama Bin Laden?
The idea that all African countries should be joined to make one solid country is called?
Hamas, hezbollah, & the PLO are examples of ----- that operate or used to act in the Middle East ?
terrorist or terrorist groups
give three examples of terrorist groups not primarily associated with the Middle East
IRA, red brigade, shining path
how is terrorism affected by the way people travel?
many people are reluctant to use ships, planes, and trains for fear that they would be vulnerable targets
what here in activity has had the greatest environmental impacts of the midlate 20th century?
The increase in worlds population
what is the world trade organization?
an international organization that ensures that the terms of the GATT are carried out
what technology helps to keep investors updated on world markets in the modern world?
television, satellites, computer/Internet
what is the purpose of the organization of petroleum exporting countries?
to control the supply & pricing of oil
what was the most important invention in technology after WWII ?
what would be the leading environmental concern in our world at this time?
how has disease impacted in the 21st-century?
an increase in the world travel has made the likelihood of an infectious disease, like the flu, become an epidemic
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