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One important conclusion that can be drawn as a result of the United States experience in both the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Persian Gulf War (1991) is that
a) only the President should decide issues of war and peace
b) the media are a powerful influence in shaping American public opinion toward war
c) the public has little confidence in the ability of the American military
d) international organizations play a decisive role in determining the outcome of a war

For the United States, the breakup of the Soviet Union has had the greatest effect on
a) import quotas
b) immigration policies
c) advances in technology
d) defense spending

One direct result of the Persian Gulf War was that the United States
a) gained control of oil resources in the Middle East
b) liberated Kuwait from Iraqi control
c) brought about peaceful relations between Israel and its neighbors
d) obtained overseas colonies in the Middle East

Since the Russian people rejected communism in the early 1990’s, the United States has provided support to the new nation by
a) creating a military alliance with Russia
b) destroying most United States nuclear weapons
c) opposing the independence of the other Russian republics
d) giving foreign aid to Russia in the form of low-interest loans

The growth of modern technology has resulted in
a) a decrease in the population of the world
b) increasing interdependence among nations
c) a growing need for unskilled labor
d) a sharp decline in the need for oil and coal

In the United States in the 1990’s, cuts in defense spending have been proposed because
a) Japan has assumed the peacekeeping responsibilities of the United Nations
b) military technology has become less expensive
c) the United States has returned to an isolationist foreign policy
d) communist governments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have collapsed

The main reason that the United States sent troops to Bosnia in 1995 was to try to
a) bring a peaceful end to a civil war
b) contain the spread of communism
c) take over the area as a protectorate
d) resettle refugees in North America

The Korean War and the Persian Gulf War were similar in that both
a) represented United Nations efforts to assist nations in repelling aggressors
b) involved unilateral military action by the United States
c) were military defeats for the United Nations
d) brought about lasting solutions to problems in each region

President Bill Clinton’s decision to send troops to Bosnia in 1995 and to participate in the bombing of Kosovo in 1999 were both in response to international concern over
a) trade agreement violations
b) access to world oil reserves
c) human rights violations
d) monetary policies

President Bill Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) primarily as a way to
a) normalize trade relations with Cuba
b) stimulate economic growth in the United States
c) restrict the flow of drugs into the United States
d) increase the United States trade deficit

Support for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reflected the United States commitment to
a) globalization
b) Manifest Destiny
c) collective security
d) isolationism

“Clinton Offers Economic Aid to Russia” “U.S. Sends Peacekeeping Troops to Bosnia” “U.S. Airlifts Food and Medicine to Somalia” These headlines illustrate that United States foreign policy during the 1990s stressed
a) containment
b) collective security
c) global involvement
d) neutrality

In the United States, support for the passage and expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been strongest among
a) labor unions
b) environmentalists
c) big business
d) farmers

In 1991, one of the reasons President George H. W. Bush committed United States troops to the Persian Gulf War was to
a) maintain the flow of trade through the Suez Canal
b) fulfill military obligations as a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
c) contain the spread of communism in the Middle East
d) assure the flow of Middle East oil to the United States and its allies

The beginning of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe is most closely associated with the
a) fall of the Berlin Wall
b) admission of Warsaw Pact nations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
c) intervention of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Yugoslavia
d) formation of the European Union

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