shmistory

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new york
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headquarters of the united nations
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hazel henderson
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british born economist active in founding public interset groups
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UNESCO
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united nations specialty agency
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elise boulding
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american educator active in encouraging global thinking
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nongovernmental organizations (NGO)
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certain grassroots social movements led by ordinary citizens
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rio de janeiro
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site of 1992 earth summit
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greenhouse effect
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global warming caused by a build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
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bhopal
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site of 1984 indian chemical disaster
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genetic engineering
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science of altering genetic information in ceels to create new variations of cells
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chernobyl
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site of soviet union nuclear disaster
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hong kong
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industrialized territiory returned by great britan to china in 1997
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taiwan
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anti-communist island that calls itself the ‘republic of china’
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occupied country
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a nation whose land is held and controlled by foreign military forces
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south korea
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home of daewoo, samsung, and hyundai and one of the ‘asian tigers’
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singapore
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industrial powerhous and former british colony that is now an independent state
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bangladesh
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state created after east pakistan’s revolt and independence
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punjab
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northern indian province that is home to many sikhs
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india
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largely hindu state that becom independent in 1947
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pakistan
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new muslim state formed in 1947
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khmer rouge
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largely hindu state that became independent in 1947
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per capita
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per person
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communes
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huge collective farms and settlements created by mao in 1958
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tiananmen square
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beijing site of pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989
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little red book
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mao’s sourcebook on revolution and reform
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permanent revolution
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atmosphere of constatn revolution and reform
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marshall plan
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us effort to rebuild war torn europe
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superpower
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coutnry with boht military powers and political influence
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truman doctrine
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us promise of anti communism support
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warsaw pact
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military alliance of soviet allies
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berlin air lift
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tactic used to overcome a soviet blockade
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peace and human diginity
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the chief goals of the un
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5 memeber security council
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the most impartan advisory group in the un
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the general assembly
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comprsed of reps of all un member nations
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UNICEF
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the un children’s emergency fund
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FDR
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us pres and strong proponenet of forming the un
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politics, religion, nationalism
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3 things that have hindered global approaches to politicial problems
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no
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can the study of world history make ppl less knowlegeable about our world heritiage?
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nuetral states
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international peacekeeping froeces used to help settle disputes and conflects are usually drawn from what?
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\”think globally, act locally\”
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what was the slogan of many recent social movements led by ordinary citizens
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until recently, what was the basic weakness of the un
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subjugation to the wishes of the 2 superpowers
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tropical rain forests
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support 50 percent of the worl’s species of plants and animals
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no
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is the use of wind power destroying the ozone layer
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ecology
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the sutdy o the realtionship btwn living things and the environment
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deforestation
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the process of planting new forests and woodland areas
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acid rain
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produced when factory-produced sulfur mixes with water vapor in the air
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antibiotic resistant supergerms, human cloning, and stemcell research
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advances in health care that have brought up ethical debates
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southern hemisphere
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location of many of the worlds developing nations
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no
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is the green revolution assoiated w/ lower usage of chemical fertilizers
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yes
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is a regional nuclear war possible given today’s safeguards and controls
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zaibatzu
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a large business conglomerate
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dumping
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unfair trade practice used by japan to break into new foreign markets
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false
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t/f the people’s republic of china has committed to a policy of supporting free self determination for the people of taiwan
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protection by us military
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has allowed taiwan to concentrate on economic growth
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women
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make up something more than 10 percent of japans workforce
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no
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was armed foreces only large enough for self defence a provision of the new postwar japnaese constitution
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less traditional methods
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what kind of factory methods did japan use to achieve their postwar economic success
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immigration and trade
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have brought australia and new zealand closer to asia in recent years
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universal suffrage and balance of power
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the basis of japan’s constitution
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the japanese miracle
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japan’s rapid emergence as an economic giant after its defeat and destrcution in wwii
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no
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did industrial production drop 300 percent btwn 1950 and 1965 under Nehru
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its pop growth rate of more than 2 percent per year
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one of indias most serious problems in the 50s and 60s
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no
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did the 1954 peace settlement in vietnam result in direct control of vietnam by the un
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yes
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was there a reunification of vietnam under commutnist foces with in 2 years of the us exit from vietnam?
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a french colonial mandate in vietnam
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in 1945, ho chi minh was elected president of what?
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sikhs
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indian followers of a religion that combines both hindu and muslim ideas
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mother teresa
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helped the sick, poor, and dying people in the slums of calcutta, india
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indira gandhi
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nehrus daughter who served as prime minister btwn 1966 and 1984
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congress party
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indias most important political party
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british labour party
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nehru admired this of the british
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false
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t/f the korean war ended in a victory for the us
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true
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t/f from 1905-45, korea ws part of the japanese empire
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true
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t/f mao’s regime felt that loyalty to the family, a confucian ideal, undercut loyalty to the state
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false
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t/f The chinese nationalists, defeated by mao’s people’s liberation army in 1949, fled to the island of singapore
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false
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mao’s great leap forward program was successful beause the peaseants embraced it
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no
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did maoist culture encourage reduced influence of the traditional family system?
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no
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did deng xiaoping’s 4 modernizations introduce democracy
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corruption adn special treatment among officials
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the target of student protests in 1989
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yes
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did the korean war involve supporet from russia and china for north korea
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the faced a serious securtiy threat form the su
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why did china take steps to improve reations with the us during the 70s
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Berlin
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a city in the soviet zone of a postward divided germnay; it was itself divided into 4 zones
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appeasement
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the policy the us adopted toward the su to stop the spread of communism
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the soviets couldnto afford lage amounts of foreign aid
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why did the su’s council of mutual assistance fail
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hold free elections to determine their futures
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the us and gb believed that the liberated nations of e euro should
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british aid to greeve
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the truman doctiren was formulated as a response to the 1946 withdrawl of

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