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1

The war on terrorism has more of a geographic component than did previous wars.

False

2

After World War II the western world went on a modified gold standard.

True

3

Interest Americans receive from foreign investments are unimportant in the U.S. economy

False

4

U.S. foreign policy during most of the nineteenth century was isolationist.

True

5

The state is the institution empowered to conduct international relations for its citizens

True

6

The election of Barack Obama in 2009 brought a shift towards unilateral foreign policy and continued preemption.

False

7

The UN is a superstate with authority over sovereign states

False

8

U.S. producers as a group are injured by foreign purchases.

False

9

Dante, King Henry IV of France and William Penn all proposed plans for peace.

True

10

Economic power has never been important in international relations.

False

11

In the late 1980s, changes in the former Soviet Union and China made agreement in the security council less likely.

False

12

Many were convinced that under president George W. Bush, the U.S. saw itself as above the international community and was willing to rely on its military power to achieve its ends.

True

13

The United Nations officially sanctioned war against Iraq.

False

14

Trade imbalances can be offset by foreign capital investment.

True

15

International trade now accounts for well over 50% of our total GDP.

False

16

From 2000 to 2008, the U.S. balance of trade deficit leapt to over $700 billion a year.

True

17

International trade raises standards of living by increasing consumer purchasing power.

True

18

During the post-World War II period, many African countries remained tied to and dependent upon European colonial nations.

False

19

The IMF has helped stabilize foreign exchange rates.

True

20

Resolution 242, passed in 1967 by the UN General Assembly, called for the return of land and property taken by Israel during the wars.

True

21

All states lack sovereignty.

False

22

The Secretariat is the legislative arm of the UN.

False

23

Invisible items of trade consists of services of all sorts for which people of one country pay those of another.

True

24

The 1970s marked a new dimension in the expansion of international trade.

False

25

The crisis and shortages in the U.S. economy as a result of the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s demonstrated the importance of international trade.

True

26

The U.S. president can declare war.

False

27

England was one of the First Nation states.

True

28

World trade expanded during 1929-1933.

False

29

China has been increasing its international military presence in recent years.

True

30

Since World War I, the three most prevalent ideologies have been fascist, democratic capitalist, and communist ideology.

True

31

When two or more countries are on the gold standard, only very large fluctuations can take place in the exchange rate between their currencies.

False

32

In recent history, many states have discovered the high costs of having a bad reputation due to violations of international law

True

33

Economic power has never been important in international relations.

False

34

Identifying forces that tend to bring about war is easier than explaining or evaluating them.

True

35

The U.S. dollar serves as an international reserve currency.

True

36

When nations join the European Union they merge their government into the E.U.’s government.

False

37

Global corporations can avoid import quotas.

True

38

After World War II, the balance of power was between a Western bloc and Eastern bloc

True

39

In the 2003 Iraq War, some members of the press were “embedded” within military units

True

40

One of a country’s major sources of power is dependable access to adequate supplies of raw materials.

True

41

Recently the American dollar has been very stable

False

42

The UN Security Council is composed of twenty-five nations.

False

43

The most Important Organs of the United Nations are the Security council, the general assembly and the secretariat.

True

44

The state is the institution empowered to conduct international relations for it s citizens

True

45

The UN is a superstate with authority over sovereign states.

False

46

A military hegemonic state has unlimited power.

False

47

In 1997, NATO worked out a cooperative agreement with Russia.

True

48

Nigeria is ruled by Robert Mugabe.

False

49

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were much less expensive to conduct than originally predicted.

False

50

Critics of globalization argue that to prevent job loss we should protect domestic jobs by establishing tariffs on imports.

True

51

Controls on international trade include subsidies on exports, tariffs, quotas, exchange controls and bilateral barter agreements.

True

52

The last nation-states gradually disappeared during the late Middle Ages.

False

53

The European Union has a common currency used by most of its member nations.

True

54

Erratic fluctuations in exchange rates help trade and reduce risk in transactions.

False

55

The system of international law rules on the rights and duties of states in their mutual relations.

True.

56

The absence of the Soviet delegate helped make the role of the UN-led military action possible in Korea from 1950 to 1953.

True

57

Of all sources of power, political power is the most important.

False

58

Submission to an international court’s justice is involuntary

False

59

Loss of public support for the military was an effect of the Iraq War.

True

60

Trade is the lifeblood of a modern economy.

True

61

In recent history, many states have discovered the high costs of having a bad reputation due to violations of international law.

True

62

As the Jewish population in the Middle East increased, the Zionist population decreased.

False

63

Autocratic governments have direct control over foreign opinion

False