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What was one reflection of historical continuity in the Cold War?
Who was the Soviet leader who was responsible for initiating the process that ended the Cold War?
Why do some historians date the Cold War from 1918?
Who coined the term Iron Curtain?
Which level of analysis is involved when explaining the Cold War by the fact that only the United States could harm the Soviet Union and only the Soviet Union could harm the United States?
What was the last country in Eastern Europe to fall under communist rule?
Who was the first commander of UN forces in the Korean War?
What was the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
Congressional authorization to increase the US military presence in Vietnam.
What American presidential candidate served in Vietnam and publicly opposed the war?
What was the "domino principle"?
The loss of one country to communism would lead to the loss of another and then another.
What were the unspoken or tacits or rules of Soviet-American conduct during the Cold War
Avoid direct military confrontation.
Avoid tampering directly in an adversary's sphere of influence.
Engage in non-military contests.
Why has China's interest in Africa grown in recent years?
Its need for fuel and raw materials
What defines the countries that belong to the global South?
Relative economic development.
What European explorer traveled the Silk Road to China?
What European country followed the Spaniards and Portuguese in developing an overseas empire?
which conquistador destroyed Peru's Inca Empire?
What country in the west was not a part of the Spanish Empire?
What was the purpose of the Treaty of Tordesillas?
Divide the New World between Spain and Portugal.
What event led Great Britain to assume formal Control of India in place of the British India Company?
The Sepoy Rebellion
What technological innovation dramatically increased the demand for slaves in America?
The cotton gin.
What body of theorists has the greatest interest in explaining how attitudes towards the slave trade evolved?
Which of the following did not contribute to European imperialism in the late 19th century?
Balance of power.
What poet urged Europeans and Americans "to take up the White Man's burden"?
Which of the following territories did the United States seize in the Spanish-American War?
Which European power controlled Gabon, Middle Congo, and Ubangi-Chari-Chad (today, the Central African Republic and Chad)?
Why is imperial occupation of territory harder today than it was 100 years ago
The spread of political consciousness among the masses.
Which Europeans conquered Indonesia
Which European power conquered Libya in 1911?
Who was William Wilberforce?
A British abolitionist.
What non-European power sought to emulate the Europeans in building an empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
Where did Japan establish a protectorate in 1905?
Which of the following African countries successfully resisted a European effort to conquer it in 1896?
What colonial territory is portrayed in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness?
The Belgian Congo.
What European country took possession of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanganyika, and Namibia?
Which of the following European powers had no colonies in Africa or Asia?
What was the major result of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885?
A division of Africa into spheres of interest.
What was the result of the 1931 Statute of Westminster?
Independence of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Which of the following was the dominant figure in South America's wars of liberation?
What city became the capital of India in 1911?
What political institution led the fight for Indian independence?
The Congress Party.
Who was India's first prime minister?
Who influenced Mahatma Gandhi's belief in passive resistance?
Henry David Thoreau.
Who was India's last viceroy?
What country did Achmed Sukarno lead to independence?
What type of identity in India separates Hindus into different social groups?
What religious divide separates India and Pakistan?
Hindu and Muslim.
What did British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan mean in 1960 when he declared that "the wind of change is blowing through this continent"?
The countries of Africa are determined to achieve independence.
Where was the only case of violence in the decolonization of British Africa?
What British adventurer pioneered British colonial penetration of southern Africa?
What was "apartheid"?
The official policy of systematic, legal, political, economic, social, and cultural racial separation followed by South Africa after 1948
Who was South Africa's current president
What French colony began a massive insurrection to gain its independence in 1954?
Who was the target of assassination in Frederick Forsyth's novel The Day of the Jackal?
Charles de Gaulle.
Which was the last European country to give its African colonies their independence?
What is the main criticism of "modernization theory"?
It assumed that Western Europe and the United States represented models of development that countries in the Third World should follow.
What is the central claim of postcolonial theorists?
Rich countries enjoy structural power over poor countries.
Which of the following is not associated with state weakness and possible failure?
Insufficient foreign aid.
Which of the following countries is currently the site of an insurrection led by a militant Islamic group called al-Shebab?
Which of the following best describes the policy of nonalignment?
It was aimed at preventing the Cold War from infecting the developing world.
What is the most important unanswered question about China's rapid economic development?
Can the rapidly developing coastal regions of the country and the largely agricultural interior of the country remain united?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of globalization?
The global diffusion of religious fundamentalism.
Which of the following is not an element of global culture?
What language is spoken by the largest number of people in the world?
What did Francis Fukuyama mean when he wrote of "an end to history"?
The triumph of liberal democracy.
What are the building blocks of global civil society?
Which of the following groups of theorists argue that global interdependence was as high or higher in the 19th century as it is today?
Which of the following is not a feature of the spread of global capitalism?
The elimination of agricultural tariffs.
What is the central claim of those called "skeptics" in regard to globalization?
Contemporary globalization is not novel and is reversible.
Which of the following is not claimed by those called transformationalists in relation to globalization?
The impact of identity in global politics is decreasing as cosmopolitan ideas spread.
Which of the following is partly responsible for globalization?
America's desire to sustain an open trading system.
What has been a major challenge to globalization in recent years?
The proliferation of international trade disputes.
What was the most globalized country in the world in 2010?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of most of the most highly globalized nation-states?
By which measure of globalization does Singapore rank highest?
Which of the following groups is not opposed to globalization?
International Chamber of Commerce.
Where did anti-globalization demonstrators in 1999 achieve worldwide publicity
Which of the following best describes those opposed to globalization?
Supporters of state sovereignty.
Which of the following is not part of what is called "the race to the bottom"?
Growing economic efficiency.
What international institution is a particular target of those who oppose globalization?
The World Trade Organization (WTO)
According to opponents of globalization, what is one of the consequences of globalized culture?
Erosion of local cultures.
Which of the following do advocates of globalization vigorously oppose?
Which of the following institutions do advocates of globalization dislike
What is the "Black Bloc"?
A group of anarchists
According to advocates of globalization, who are the "losers" during globalization?
Obsolete economic enterprises.
Which of the following claims do advocates of globalization not make about globalization?
It has narrowed the gap between rich and poor.
What has become the most important source of information in the globalized world?
Which of the following theoretical approaches remains most preoccupied by unitary states?
Which theoretical approach regards state sovereignty as something to be overcome in the effort to achieve desirable goals?
What are "quasi-states"?
States in which sovereignty provides little more than protection for corrupt regimes.
What small state sold the rights to its web domain for $50 million in royalties for the next 12 years in a deal worth more than half its annual gross domestic product?
What does "interdependence sovereignty" refer to?
Control of movements across state boundaries.
What was the only European country not to have its boundaries altered after the Treaty of Westphalia?
Of the following regions, where is the erosion of state institutions least evident?
According to Susan Strange, which of the following is one reason why the erosion of overall state capacity is not universally recognized?
The intervention of government agencies in some aspects of citizens' lives continues to increase.
What world leader concluded that, as a result of the global economic crisis, we are witnessing "the return of the state, the end of the ideology of public powerlessness"?
French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Which of the following has brought about a revival in state power in recent years?
The world economic crisis.
Which of the following is not a challenge to continued globalization?
Lower rates of transnational migration
What is one reason why state capitalism has become more popular in recent years?
The relative success of China in weathering the global recession.
Which of the following is among the least globalized countries in the world?
Which of the following is not a key feature of globalization?
The concentration of global power.
Which of the following remains a strategically important territory even in a globalized world?
The Strait of Hormuz.
What is WikiLeaks?
A group dedicated to airing classified information.
Which of the following is a "world city"?
What is Blackwater Worldwide?
A private military contractor.
What was the world's leading language of science a century ago?
What is "Globish"
A simplified form of English.
What group of theorists believes that globalization is producing a more peaceful world?
What nongovernmental organization was founded by Henry Dunant?
The Red Cross.
What are epistemic communities?
Transnational networks of experts
According to Paul Krugman, what event marked "the end of the Pax Americana"?
Russia's invasion of Georgia.
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