AP World History : War and Civil Conflict 1900 to Present

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Example Question #1544 : Ap World History

The Treaty of Paris (1898) ended what major conflict? 

Possible Answers:

the French and Indian War

World War I

the Spanish-American War

the Battle of Britain 

the Mexican-American War

Correct answer:

the Spanish-American War

Explanation:

The Treaty of Paris (1898) ended the Spanish American War. In its agreement, the United States was given all Spanish lands in the Caribbean, including Cuba and Puerto Rica, as well as the Philippines and Guam in the South Pacific Ocean. This document is widely considered the birth point of the United States as a major global power. 

Example Question #101 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What was the resulting end of the Korean War?

Possible Answers:

a peace treaty 

none of the above

an armistice

no formal agreement 

a demarcation of space

Correct answer:

an armistice

Explanation:

The Korean War, which involved North Korea (supported by China) and South Korea (supported by the United States), ended in an armistice and not a formal peace treaty. The results of this are still felt on the Korean peninsula, where tensions between the north and south remain high to this day. 

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