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Lesser of two evils principle: Quiz

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Question 1: Many other countries, including the ________, also had their own "lesser of two evils" policy.
RussiaEast GermanyJoseph StalinSoviet Union

Question 2: These measures of reproach later expanded into full-blown cooperation between the United States and China, and the introduction of ________ and Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the latter.
Economy of the People's Republic of ChinaGreat Leap ForwardEconomic reform in the People's Republic of ChinaThree-anti/five-anti campaigns

Question 3: But following the ________, dictatorships of various types continued to hold power over many of the world's most strategically and economically important regions.
Soviet occupationsWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 4: justification for staying out of the revolt and allowing his security forces to suppress the rebels was that Hussein's rule was better than the risk of a jihadist or ________-style takeover.
1953 Iranian coup d'├ętatRuhollah KhomeiniIranian RevolutionZbigniew Brzezinski

Question 5: Supporters of lesser-evil tactics often cite ________ politician Ralph Nader's presidential campaign as an example of what can happen when the third-party candidate is still voted for.
PhilippinesAlaskaUnited StatesCanada

Question 6: The principle dealt with the United States's attitude regarding how third-world dictators should be handled, and was closely related to the Kirkpatrick Doctrine of ________.
George H. W. BushVernon A. WaltersJeane KirkpatrickRonald Reagan

Question 7: The ________ had long stated that democracy was one of the cornerstones of U.S.
United States House of RepresentativesState governments of the United StatesUnited States CongressFederal government of the United States

Question 8: The United States supervised Saddam Hussein's rise to power to counter the threatening growth and influence of the ________, which by the late 1950s was on the verge of taking state power.
National Iraqi AllianceAssyrian Democratic MovementIslamic Dawa PartyIraqi Communist Party

Question 9: ________ was the ruler of South Vietnam during the initial stages of the war, and though his regime was brutal, he was also an anti-communist who was determined to fight the expansions of the North.
Ngo Dinh DiemNguyen Ngoc ThoNgo Dinh NhuNguyen Khanh

Question 10: Probably the best example of this principle in action was the political struggle behind the ________.
Cold WarKorean WarVietnam WarCentral Intelligence Agency







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