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How did Gorbachev's policies open the way to changes in the USSR?
Perestroika underscored the deep problems in the economy and threatened traditional economic power.
The American experience in Vietnam and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan were similar in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
a rapid withdrawal lasting several months after a peace agreement was reached.
One similarity between Lenin's New Economic Policy and Gorbachev's policy of perestroika is that both policies
allowed some aspects of the capitalism in the Soviet economy.
Which is the major reason that the United Nations has often been unsuccessful in solving international disputes?
National sovereignty often interferes with international cooperation.
Which of the following represented perhaps the most hostile moment in the Cold War, with the U.S. and Soviet Union poised to engage directly in armed conflict with one another?
the Cuban Missile Crisis
In Eastern Europe during the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union responded to challenges to its control by
imposing prompt and severe repression.
Within their respective nations, both Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro achieved their goals by
using armed conflict to bring a communist government to power.
All of the following policies were followed by Soviet-sponsored regimes in eastern Europe EXCEPT
the establishment of parliamentary democracies.
The Korean conflict was characterized by which of the following?
A multinational force led by the U.S. received United Nations permission to respond.
Which of the following represented a new political concern in the West following the upheaval of the 1960s?
the Green movement
Which of the following nations did NOT remain independent of direct Soviet control by 1948?
Before 1980, in which two countries were serious attempts made to break away from the Soviet Union?
Hungary and Czechoslovakia
Which of the following statements concerning western European nations in NATO is most accurate?
Europeans ultimately became rather comfortable with the concept of relying on U.S. protection.
How did the Allies of World War II deal with postwar issues in Germany?
division of Germany into occupation zones controlled by the Allies
Which of the following did NOT develop nuclear capabilities during or after World War II?
Which of the following organizations have supported economic globalization?
World Trade Organization
In what way does the AIDS epidemic NOT resemble earlier medieval scourges like the bubonic plague and smallpox?
All the victims of the modern scourge die without drugs.
To what can the growth of international nongovernmental organizations be largely attributed?
the inability of a single state to deal with global problems
Which of the following is a significant social consequence of internal migration?
the growth of slums
The creation of the United Nations, the expansion of the European Economic Community (European Union), and the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) resulted in an increase in
To what extent has coerced labor disappeared?
Many nations continue to allow child labor and debt bondage.
From the 1990's to the present, technology has
accelerated cultural diffusion.
What factor has been the most important in the slowdown in population growth?
declining fertility rates
Which phrase best describes the conditions of the territories of both the former Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia in the late 1980s and the 1990s?
ethnic unrest fueled by a quest for self-determination
Unlike earlier eras of mass migrations, modern external migrations have had which of the following?
modern workers often travel as free agents