GED Social Studies : Effects of the Cold War

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Effects Of The Cold War

The Warsaw Pact emerged __________

Possible Answers:

in opposition to NATO.

immediately following the Russian Revolution.

after the fall of the Soviet Union, in order to promote democracy in the former European states of the U.S.S.R.

during the Second World War between Germany and the Soviet Union.

into prominence following the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931.

Correct answer:

in opposition to NATO.

Explanation:

The Warsaw Pact is the name given to the treaty and alliance formed between the various communist states of Europe and the Soviet Union in response to the signing of NATO between the capitalist states of Western Europe and America.

Example Question #21 : Cold War

The fall of the Soviet Union occurred in the  __________

Possible Answers:

1990s.

2000s.

1960s.

1980s.

1950s.

Correct answer:

1990s.

Explanation:

The fall of the Soviet Union, and therefore the end of the Cold War, occurred in 1991. This represents the end of the great competition between capitalism and communism that had raged for forty-five years since the end of World War Two. Although it is worth noting that there are still communist nations in the world—China and North Korea are two prominent examples.

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