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Question 1: ________ believed that any political system eventually evolves into an oligarchy.
ItalyRobert MichelsSociologyMunich

Question 2: Whites had access to virtually all the educational and ________ opportunities, and they proceeded to deny this to the black majority even further than before.
Free tradeTradeInternational tradeSilk Road

Question 3: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in ________, privately owned Russia-based multinational corporations, including producers of petroleum, natural gas, and metal have become oligarchs.

Question 4: After the Second Boer War, a tacit agreement or understanding that was reached between English- and ________-speaking whites.
English languageZulu languageAfrikaansDutch language

Question 5: Although ________ pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy, oligarchy is not always a rule by wealth, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group.
EmpiricismBertrand RussellPlatoAristotle

Question 6: According to this school of thought, modern ________ should be considered as oligarchies.
AuthoritarianismGottfried LeibnizDemocracyJohn Locke

Question 7: Some examples include Vaishali, the ________ government under the Directory, and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (only the nobility could vote).
National ConventionPaul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de BarrasFrench First RepublicFrench Revolution

Question 8: This lasted until the arrival of ________ in South Africa in 1994, punctuated by the transition to a democratically-elected government dominated by the black majority.
AuthoritarianismDemocracyJohn LockeGottfried Leibniz

Question 9: A modern example of oligarchy could be seen in ________ during the twentieth century.
South AfricaSierra LeoneCanadaMauritius

Question 10: Some city-states from ________ were oligarchies.
Classical antiquityAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceRoman Greece


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