Hunt24 - Lynn Hunt, The Making of the West Chapter 24 1. In...

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The Making of the West Chapter 24 1. In 1990, when Serb Communist Slobodan Milosevic won the presidency of Serbia and began to claim Serb ascendancy over the Yugoslav federation as a whole, several major eruptions of violence occurred. Which of the following did not occur? A. All sides that undertook ethnic cleansing not only committed acts of genocide but also destroyed the cultural heritage of their opponents. B. Civil war broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina between the Muslim majority, who tried to create a multicultural and multiethnic state, and a guerrilla army of Bosnian Serbs backed by Milosevic's government. C. The United Nations stepped in to halt the genocide and destruction in the Balkans as soon as the scale of the violence was known. D. Bosnian Muslims were unable to defend themselves from massacre by Serbs because of a UN arms embargo. 2. In 1991, a group of antireform hard-liners, from the Soviet vice president to the head of the KGB, staged a coup in the Russian Republic in response to A. the Russian Parliament's election of Boris Yeltsin as president. B. Mikhail Gorbachev's pronouncement that there was “no alternative to the transition to the market” and his decision to further liberalize the economy. C. President Boris Yeltsin's call for dissolution of the Communist Party. D. Gorbachev and Kohl's agreement that the USSR would withdraw its forces completely from East German soil within the next four years. 3. The demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s not only led to the establishment of new democratic republics in formerly Soviet-controlled territories but also led to A. the end of NATO, since the threat from the Warsaw Pact nations had ended. B. increased democracy in other Communist states, most notably China. C. a dramatic improvement in living conditions for former Soviet citizens. D. an increase in ethnic conflicts in many of the newly independent states as different ethnic groups struggled for land and power. 4. Which of the following was not a reason for the brain drain that occurred after the fall of the Soviet empire? A. Migrants left to escape banditry and violence inflicted by organized crime. B. Many migrants fled increasing anti-Semitism, as post-Communist politicians used anti-Semitism to build a following in the same way that Hitler and others had done. C. Austria and Germany received the most migrants. D. The migrants were mainly composed of those who supported communism. 5. The formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a free-trade zone of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, was provoked by A. the enormous success of the “tiger” economies of the Far East. B. growing fragmentation following the collapse of the USSR.
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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Hunt24 - Lynn Hunt, The Making of the West Chapter 24 1. In...

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