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In both former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union, the desire for self-determination is resulting in increased
a) collectivization
b) ethnic conflict
c) economic equality
d) educational opportunities

The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 is symbolic of the
a) end of the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe
b) declining power of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
c) fall of the Weimar Republic
d) collapse of the European Union

In the 1990’s under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin, Russia attempted to become
a) a democracy with a market economy
b) a dictatorship with a command economy
c) an autocracy practicing mercantilism
d) an oligarchy based on serfdom

During the late 1980’s, the Soviet Union experienced internal unrest mainly as a result of
a) widespread protests against involvement in Afghanistan
b) a lack of raw materials and natural resources
c) a failure to use modern technology in the military
d) increased demands of minority ethnic groups

During the presidency of Mikhail Gorbachev, which problem faced the Soviet Union?
a) ethnic minorities demanded the right of self-determination
b) agricultural production grew faster than food consumption
c) the nations of Eastern Europe insisted that the Soviet Union keep troops in Eastern Europe
d) Western European nations refused to trade with the Soviet Union

One result of the collapse of the Soviet Union has been that
a) some former republics have reorganized the Warsaw Pact
b) ethnic violence has broken out in some regions
c) an era of peace and stability has emerged in most of the former republics
d) the republics have made an east transition to a market economy

The initial reaction of the Russian government to the fighting that broke out in Chechnya in the 1990’s demonstrated that Russia
a) is unwilling to grant independence to dissenting ethnic groups
b) has little control over its arsenal of nuclear weapons
c) will defend its remaining republics against foreign invasion
d) favors reestablishing communism

“Cuba today is a land of impossible contradictions, a utopia with beggars, a so-called puppet still dancing after the puppet master’s death.”
a) Haiti
b) Soviet Union
c) China
d) United States

The events that led to the overthrow of Czar Nicholas II in 1917 and to the forced resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 show that
a) economic crises often lead to political change
b) Russian absolutism continued into the 1990’s
c) international conflicts often strengthen the power of leaders
d) Russia is an ethnically unified nation

The Holocaust in Europe and the actions of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Kampuchea (Cambodia) were similar in that they were examples of
a) Interdependence
b) Segregation
c) Genocide
d) Isolation

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