SAT Subject US History Practice Question 74: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 74

2. The United States came out of World War I in a strong international position primarily because

A. it had founded the League of Nations
B. it had lost relatively few of its fighting forces and its economy was prosperous
C. it had had a successful socialist revolution
D. it was geographically isolated from Europe
E. it had dictated the terms of the Treaty of Versailles

Correct Answer: B


The United States came out of the war in a strong position because fighting had not taken place in the United States; therefore, its indus- tries were intact and in fact were operating at peak production. It had entered the war so late that relatively few of its soldiers had been killed, whereas the European nations had seen their armies decimated.

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