We The People: We The People: Thomas Patterson- Chapter 17- Quiz Questions Flashcards


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1

The foundation of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union after World War II was

Containment.

2

The basis for containment policy was the assumption that

The Soviet Union could be stopped from achieving its global ambitions only by the forceful use of American power.

3

The idea that major nations should act together in response to problems and crises is called

Multilateralism.

4

What has been the U.S. policy toward the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

It has attempted to strengthen the WTO.

5

There are roughly _____ countries in the world.

200.

6

The United States pursues its economic policy goals through which of the following international organizations?

All of these: the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

7

The policy of deterrence is based on the idea that

Any nation would be deterred from launching a full-scale nuclear attack by the knowledge that, even if it destroyed the country, it too would be obliterated.

8

Since the cold war ended, U.S. policy makers' chief concern with nuclear weaponry has been

The spread of nuclear technology to rogue nations or terrorist groups.

9

The Military-industrial complex

Suffered a rare defeat in 2009 when funding for additional F-22 fighter jets was rejected by Congress and the president.

10

Regarding the position of the United States in world trade, it can be said that

**None of these answers is correct.

11

Which of the following is a true statement regarding the cold war?

-It never became an actual shooting war between the United States and the Soviet Union.

-The U.S. pursued a policy of containment.

-It included U.S. support for governments being threatened by communism.

-The global power structure was bipolar.

**All these answers are correct.

12

Roughly how many American soldiers lost their lives in the Korean War?

35,000.

13

__________, the former president of Yugoslavia, was tried for war crimes.

Slobodan Milosevic.

14

Defense spending per capita is highest in

The United States.

15

Regarding approaches to Iraq taken by the United States and the United Nations, what was the two-track policy that ensued in late 2002?

UN weapons inspectors entered Iraq in search of WMDs, while the United States deployed combat units to Iraq's borders.

16

Which president called for a new world order?

George H.W. Bush.

17

Which president first warned of the consequences of military-industrial complex?

Dwight Eisenhower.

18

__________ together account for roughly half of the economy of the European Union.

Great Britain, France, and Germany.

19

Regarding Soviet foreign policy, President Harry Truman believed that the Soviet Union was

An implacable foe that required direct opposition.

20

All of the following EXCEPT __________ refused to participate in America's war in Iraq in 2003.

Great Britain.

21

The European Recovery Plan is better known as the

Marshall Plan.

22

The United States

Spends the most on foreign aid in dollar terms, but several countries spend more on a per capita basis.

23

The SALT treaty

Reduced the nuclear weapons arsenals of the U.S. and Soviet Union.

24

Upon assuming the presidency in 2001, George W. Bush

Declared that he would reduce America's military presence abroad.

25

Which of the following is NOT an economic element of the United States in relation to its position in the world economy?

Although it has a trade deficit with most competitors, it exports more goods than it imports.