The test was almost wholly fact memorization, with a few theoretical scenario questions thrown in (130 questions total). Hope that helps someone, I didn't know much about any of the writers, or half of the terms, but had a basic knowledge of all the conflicts and I looked through the ECE study guide and read "Complete Idiot's guide to World Conflicts".
- World War 1 - lots of questions especially on causes.
- World War 2 - a few questions, most notably on Germany and Hitler. Several questions on Hitler's motives/strategy. Also a couple on European powers breaking up and administering the conquered lands.
- Korea - Several questions on Korea, esp. causes and international actions (*** this one was NOT listed on the study guide).
- Veitnam - Causes, how it ended.
- Balkans - lots of questions on the breakup of Yugoslavia, and Slobo's motives (one specific question was: which state was the first to break away). Also, know why each state declared independance..ie...cultural reasons, safety
- Gulf War - Causes, UN action (also, specific question was: what year did it start?).
- Iraq - there were a few questions on Iraq's motives for invading Kuwait, and for attacking Iran...and questions about who the US supported, why...and UN action.
- Cold War - several questions on the cold war, mostly about nuke deterrent, proxy wars, when the cold war ended and why (specific question: what action most closely depicts the end of the cold war? answer was the fall of the Berlin Wall)
- Arab/Israeli - several questions on the different wars, and who signed what treaty and why (specific question: when was the first Arab/Israeli war? answer: as soon as Israel was created)
- Pakistan/India - couple questions, mostly on kashmir and nukes (specific questions: which nation gained its independance from Pakistan? answer: bangladesh; question: why did Pakistan start nuke testing?)
Major things to study:
- UNITED NATIONS! study basically everything about UN actions, abilities, lots of questions.
- Treaties - several questions on major treaties and accords like Versailles, Camp David, Oslo, nonproliferation.
- American Wars/motives - seemed to have alot of questions on specifically American wars/motives (America is the nation that has been involved in the most conflicts in the 1900's).
- Political Scientists/writers - there were a LOT of questions on the writings/theories of: Stoessinger, Huntington, Waltz.
- Terrorism - causes, why it's easier today (also, NGOs), definition of terrorism.
- Globalization - a couple questions on impact.
Terms to KNOW:
- Balance of power
- Collective security