MID-TERM STUDY GUIDE Political Science 146A Fall 2014 TIME AND PLACE • Thursday, November 20 • Classroom • 11:00-12:20 • Closed-book exam • Bring blue books and pens/pencils • Write legibly! SCOPE OF MATERIAL Videos: • “Missing” • “Reportero” (optional) Reading: • Smith, Talons, intro through ch. 12 + ch. 14 • Domínguez and Fernández de Castro, chapters 2, 6-9 Lectures: • Sessions 1-13, at <pages.ucsd.edu/~phsmith> I. DISCUSSION ITEMS (~30 points) Write short (two- to three-sentence) statements identifying and explaining the significance of such items as: Roosevelt Corollary José Martí Alliance for Progress Rafael Trujillo Charles Horman Organization of American States Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) “dirty war” Truman Doctrine Lula Salvador Allende Good Neighbor Policy César Augusto Sandino MERCOSUR Operation Just Cause II. ESSAY QUESTIONS (~70 points) 1. Describe the concept of “manifest destiny” and its implications for U.S.-Latin American relations. 2. Describe and analyze the ideological content of Latin American reactions to the rise of U.S. power during the so-called “imperial era.” . 3. What were the principal political effects of the Cold War within Latin America? 4. How has Latin America played the “geo-economic game” since the 1990s? Which countries have been most successful? Why? 5. What have been the impacts on Latin America of 9/11 and the “global war on terror” ? 6. Many people now advocate “legalization” as a solution to drug problems. Do you agree? Why or why not? Be sure to base your response on realities of the drug market, not just your personal opinion.