Read pages 318-330 to answer the following questions.
1. Which argument would not be used by a supporter of the imposition of liberalism for
reasons of self interest?
a. Imposing liberalism will improve the economy of a nation, encouraging its
ability to trade with other nations.
b. The imposition of liberalism may be necessary to improve the ethical and
moral conditions of a population.
c. Nations embracing liberalism are less likely to threaten the security of other
d. The imposition of liberalism may stem political turmoil, refugee flow, and
environmental damage throughout the world.
2. A case study most likely to be used to support the humanitarian imposition of
a. the United States invasion of Iraq to wage the ‘war on terror’.
b. Canada’s troop participation in Afghanistan to remove the Taliban from
c. the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti to maintain liberal
d. Canada’s peacebuilding efforts in Africa to offer financial aid and training.
3. Criticisms of imposing liberalism include
a. the heightening of existing tension between ethnic or regional groups.
b. inadvertent liberal support of corrupt government regimes.
c. regime change not based on the standards or collective will of a nation.
d. all of the above.
4. Fareed Zakariah’s examination of the economic conditions necessary for the survival
of democratic political systems found
a. a per capita link to the success of democracy.
b. that some poor countries have succeeded in becoming democratic.
c. a correlation between average income and the length of time democracies can
d. all of the above.
Social Studies 30-1 Module Five: Challenges to Imposing Liberalism
5. Complete the table below based on the material you have read in this section.
Arguments for Imposing LiberalismExamples for Each Argument
Arguments Against Imposing LiberalismExamples for Each Argument
6. Is a country ever justified in imposing its political ideology on another country? If
so, when? If not, why not?
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