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What was glasnost?
openness, lead to greater freedom of speech and expression in the Soviet Union
The only Eastern bloc country that responded to the prodemocracy movement of 1989 with bloody repression was
In 1991, which autonomous republic in the Russian Federation declared independence, prompting an invasion by the Russian Army and a bloody civil war?
The Brezhnev era in the Soviet Union appeared stable for all of the following reasons except
the high rate of growth in the consumer sector of the economy
The Brezhnev era witnessed all of the following changes except
cultural and artistic freedom
Poland differed from the other Eastern bloc states because
of its independent agriculture and vigorous church
The workers at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk demanded all of the following except
dissolution of the Communist party.
Gorbachev's reforms included all of the following except
the breakup of collective farms
The earliest part of Gorbachev's reform campaign in the U.S.S.R. featured
antialcoholism and anticorruption drives
In the revolutions of 1989, the first state to elect a noncommunist leader was
According to the text, European societies in the early twenty-first century face all of the following problems except
rapidly declining living standards
Privatized companies in post-Soviet Russia
usually ended up in the hands of former Soviet managers and bureaucrats
According to the text, economic "shock therapy" in Russia worked poorly for all of the following reasons except the
strength of the ruble on international currency exchanges
was elected president of Russia in 2000
Terrorism and ____________ have gone hand-in-hand since the beginning of the twentieth century
The German Red Army Faction is an example of the
second wave of terrorism
The Solidarity movement of the 1980s was led by
Western nations joined forces with the Afghani _____________ in the 2001 attack on the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
The Maastricht treaty of 1991
set up a plan for creating a European monetary union with a single currency
The attempted coup by the communist old guard in the Soviet Union in August 1991 failed because of
massive popular resistance, rallied around Boris Yeltsin
According to the text, many European intellectuals see Europe's mission in the twenty-first century as
promoting human rights, democracy, and prosperity outside Europe
During their struggle against the Soviet Union, bin Laden and like-minded "holy warriors" developed a hatred of all of the following except
The Gulf War clearly revealed
American preeminence as the only remaining superpower
In __________, President Bush and his advisers began to consider how to overthrow Saddam Hussein
In 2002, the Bush administration ____________ new Security Council resolutions requiring Iraq to accept the return of weapons inspectors.
reluctantly agreed to
In 1997, which three countries were accepted to membership in NATO?
Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary
The successful reform movements in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic resulted from all of the following factors except
state control of strategic industries
In the days after the collapse of Saddam's dictatorship, British and American troops __________ looting of government buildings and hospitals
turned a blind eye to
Slobodan Milosevic's plan, which hastened separatism and civil war in Yugoslavia, was known as
The event which finally galvanized NATO action against the Bosnian Serbs was
the slaughter of several thousands citizens in Srebrenica
Which of the following events occurred first?
Glasnost leads to greater freedom of speech in the Soviet Union
The text argues that the decline of western European birthrates is due to
the entrance of married women into careers and the related drive for gender equality
It is estimated that between 1993 and 2003, illegal immigration into the European Union
rose from 50,000 to about 500,000 persons per year
Gorbachev's encouragement of reform movements in Poland and Hungary was a repudiation of the ____________ doctrine
Opposition to the Maastricht treaty was based on all of the following considerations except
the belief that the new currency would be easily manipulated and controlled by the United States
French reaction to the austerity reforms introduced to meet Maastricht criteria featured
massive protest marches and a national strike
_____________'s Velvet Revolution ousted the communist government from power.
When ___________ broke away from the Soviet Union, Alma-Ata became its capital
The ___________ of 1990 was a general peace treaty that brought an end to World War II and the cold war
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