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Popular unrest forced Todor Zhivkov, eastern Europe's longest surviving communist dictator, to reign in 1989 as leader of what country?

Bulgaria

In what year did the two Germanies reunite to form a united nation?

1990

The purpose of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was to:

eliminate barriers to free trade.

What is NOT a general characteristic of modern global corporations?

They have helped more money for social services and welfare programs.

What is NOT a factor in the Japanese postwar "economic miracle"?

Abundant reserves of oil and gas fueled postwar industrialization.

What are the four Asian "Little Tigers"?

Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

What has NOT contributed to the dramatic growth of the Chinese economy since the late 1970's?

More efficient long-term economic forecasting by the Communist Party leadership.

In the 1970's, OPEC demonstrated that:

an alliance in control of a valuable resource could exert control over the global economy.

One objective that the EU and ASEAN share in common is a commitment to:

removing barriers to trade between member states.

What is NOT a good example of the Americanization of the global culture?

Rolex watches

What is NOT true of modern global consumption?

Global consumption is entirely one way: the tastes of the US are imposed on the rest of the world.

One significant result of the electronic information age is that:


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-English has become the primary language of global communications


-social and political isolation has been vastly reduced


-politically repressive regimes such as that of China are trying to control the Internet


-the gulf between the technological haves and have-nots has widened.

Between 2005 and 2050, population is NOT expected to continue to grow in:

Europe

Global warming refers to:

the rise in global temperatures caused by atmospheric pollution such as the emissions of cars and factories.

What is NOT true of modern terrorism?

Modern terrorists have been largely successful in achieving their political objectives.

What is NOT a perceived grievance of al-Qaeda against the United States and its allies?

US failure to support mujadideen in their war against the Soviet Union.

What is NOT a good example of an NGO?

the United Nations.

What was not a goal of feminism in industrialized nations after WWII?

women's suffrage.

As a result of China's one-child policy:

a significant number of girl babies are missing.

In spite of cultural prejudices against women in Asia, women have NOT emerged as political leaders in:

China