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Before WWII, Countries in the Middle East were part of this empire: Ottoman Empire
Why were many Ares (people from the Middle East) angered by the creation of Israel? Because land was taken from them (Specifically from Palestine) to create Israel
Why did the UN (United Nations) create Israel? They felt that Jewish people (Jews) needed a homeland after all that they went through during the Holocaust
How has the United States helped to bring Peace to the Middle East? The United States has held many peace talks between the leaders of the Arab countries and Israel
Why did Iraq's dictator, Saddam Hussein, invade the small country of Kuwait in 1990? To take back oil fields and for access to the Persian Gulf
Why did the United States become involved in the Persian Gulf War? Because a lot of the United States' oil came from Kuwait
What was the outcome of the Persian Gulf War? United States troops pushed Iraqi forces out of Kuwait
What happened to the United States on September 11, 2001? Terrorist attacks. Planes crashed into and knocked down the Twin Towers, crashed into Pennsylvania and also into the Pentagon... killing thousands of people
Who was the #1 suspect for the terrorist attacks? Osama bin Laden
What was the purpose of the War on Terrorism? To find the people responsible for attacking the US and to prevent future terrorist attacks
Why did the US invade invade Afghanistan in 2001? To find Bin Laden and to dismantle the Taliban Government
Why did the US invade Iraq in 2003? To find Bin Laden and destroy their secret supply of weapons of mass destruction (WMD's)
When and where was Bin Laden finally found? May 2, 2011 in Pakistan
Which Soviet Leader began to allow for freedom of speech throughout the Soviet Union? Mikhail Gorbachev
What did the citizen of the Soviet Union demand? Freedom from the Soviet Union and from communist rule
What happened in Berlin, Germany in 1989? The Berlin wall was torn down
When did the Soviet Union collapse and then made into Russia and multiple other countries? 1992
Which US president encouraged the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and ended the Cold War without going to actual battle (FDR, JFK, Ronald Reagan) Ronald Reagan
What technology was introduced in the 1970's? Personal Computers
December, 1991, Gorbachev resigned as President the Soviet Union. This was the end of the Soviet Union. We call this the __________ of the Soviet Union Collapse
Which is NOT true about Personal Computers? They allow us to keep in touch with loved ones, complete homework, conduct nnresearch, teleport to the future) Teleport to the future 😉
Created by: apetrillo