AP World History : Political and Governmental Structures 1750 to 1900

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Question #21 : Political And Governmental Structures 1750 To 1900

Which leader of Japan oversaw the shift from feudal society to a modern industrial economy?

Possible Answers:

Mao Zedong 

None of these

Tokugawa Yoshinobu 

Tokugawa Shogunate 

Emperor Meiji 

Correct answer:

Emperor Meiji 

Explanation:

Emperor Meiji, who ruled from 1867-1912, oversaw the rapid change of Japan from an agrarian, rural, and feudal society to a modern, capitalist, and industrial society. From his leadership Japan emerged as one of the globes major powers and a huge (and violent) influence in Asian geopolitics.

Example Question #22 : Political And Governmental Structures 1750 To 1900

The policy of “Blood and Iron” is most associated with __________.

Possible Answers:

Napoleon Bonaparte

Leon Trotsky

Otto von Bismarck

Joseph Stalin

Winston Churchill

Correct answer:

Otto von Bismarck

Explanation:

The phrase “blood and iron” was first used by the Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck to describe how German unification might be achieved through war and industry in the second-half of the nineteenth century. It is generally associated with German unification and with Bismarck’s unique brand of Realpolitik.

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