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California history study guide this century.

1) If California were an independent country, how would its gross domestic product (GDP) rank among the nations of the world?

2) What is NAFTA? Which nations does it include?

3) Upon what factors did the success of California's high technology industry rest?

4) Who are Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak?

5) To what does the expression "24/7" refer?

6) Which California crisis prompted the sensational New York Times headline "California's Golden Dream Goes Dark"?

7) What was the primary function of California's Lawrence Livermore Laboratory?

8) In California, what was the most visible manifestation of the defense "build-down" in California in the late 1990s?

9) What have been California's top tourist attractions in recent years?

10) What is "Siliwood"?

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1.) If California were an independent country, how would its gross domestic product (GDP) rank among the nations of the world?
California would rank 6th in GDP.

2) What is NAFTA? Which nations does it include?
NAFTA was a treaty agreement that allowed the trade of goods and services without tariffs being levied on that trade. The nations involved in this treaty were the United States, Canada and Mexico.

3) Upon what factors did the success of California's high technology industry rest?
The first factor is technological innovation. As technology matured the desire for new technology grew as well. Investment by the federal government has also ...

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This part of the study guide focuses on the 21st century issues faced by California. NAFTA, the high tech industry, tourism and entertainment are all discussed. The original source on which the study guide is based is included along with 9 study questions and over 400 words of original text.

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