MOCK MID-TERM EXAMINATION Political Science 146A Winter 2014 SCOPE: WEEKS 1-6 Videos: • “Missing” • “Balseros” Reading: • Smith, Talons, through chapter 12 • Domínguez and Fernández de Castro, chapters 1, 3, 6-8 Lectures: • Sessions 1-6, 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 Balseros II. ESSAY QUESTIONS (~70 points) Be ready to write essays on such topics as: 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. Describe the short- and long-term effects of NAFTA. 5. How has Latin America played the “geo-economic game” since the 1990s? Which countries have been most successful? Why? 6. What have been the impacts on Latin America of 9/11 and the “global war on terror” ?