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Cold War Middle E.

What happened to the Shah that was in power in Iran? He was overthrew and they democratically elected a prime minister
What did Iran do that made Britain and the US angry? They nationalized the oil industry
What was operation AJAX? A staged coup d'etat of the prime minister to get oil
Gamal Nasser, the 2nd president of Egypt, led what? The egyptian revolution to overthrow King Farouk.
Where did Nasser turn to to get money and military equipment? USSR
What happened to the US in the oil crisis in 1973? Gas prices went up and people had a 10-gallon maximum
Why did the soviets invade Afghanistan? Better trade routes through the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea
What slowed the Soviet forces? The weather and the terrain in Afghanistan wore away at technology
Why did the USSR pull out of Afghanistan? They were losing and they had a damaged economy
In 1956, Nasser made _____ part of Egypt the Suez Canal
What 2 countries were angered by the Suez Canal becoming part of Egypt? England and France
Created by: wigginspaige