U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 25: Political Systems in Today's World

Political Systems in Today's World

In Great Britain, the popular vote decides __________
A)the cabinet minister.
B)who will be prime minister.
C)membership in the House of Commons.
D)membership in the House of Lords.
Governments in Western Europe have been moved slowly toward European federalism by __________
A)political and economic leaders.
B)popular movements.
C)political parties.
D)a revived nationalism.
Poland's emerging democratic government has been threatened by all the following developments except __________
A)high inflation in the marketplace.
B)the return to monarchy.
C)social tensions among the people.
D)extremist political movements.
Between 1990 and 1994, the South African government __________
A)crushed resistance from the African National Congress.
B)was dominated by the African National Congress.
C)released Nelson Mandela from prison and repealed the remaining apartheid laws.
D)charged Nelson Mandela with treason and sentenced him to life in prison.
In China, government policies are determined by the __________
A)National People's Congress.
B)State Council.
C)president and vice president.
D)Chinese Communist Party.
Muslims who opposed the shah of Iran rallied around a Shiite Muslim leader named __________
A)Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
B)Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
C)Saddam Hussein.
D)Mao Zedong.
An example of a limited war was the __________
A)Korean War.
B)Arab-Israeli War of 1967.
C)India-Pakistan War of 1971.
D)Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s.
An example of military cooperation in which several nations participate to protect the interests of their people is the __________
A)General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
B)North American Free Trade Agreement.
C)North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
D)European Union.
The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council include all of the following except __________
C)Great Britain.
Basically, national security means the __________
A)protection of a nation's borders against invasion.
B)creation of world stability by many nations' policies.
C)key issue is the safety of the entire world.
D)spread of nuclear weapons.
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