Another dynamic that Kissinger does not mention is political. The Arab String brought tensions between the governments and its citizens to the forefront, most notably in Syria. While it has mostly failed in its intended purpose, it does not mean these tensions have suddenly disappeared. As Jeremy Kinsman notes, “Like the great revolution in Europe of 1848, it initially failed. But a generation later,
Jefferson participated in the founding of the Library of Congress and he had also founded the University of Virginia. One of the most important works of American political literature during the Founding era was Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia. With that being said, it engaged and revised key aspects of both of the Bible and the enlightenment science(Dustin Gish and Daniel Klinghard,
The textbook has a good deal of information on Andrew Johnson’s role in Civil War and Reconstruction. There is also a brief chapter that is dedicated to Johnson’s impeachment trial. I mainly plan on using this source to provide background information when introducing new topics or providing context such as Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson or how Radical Republicans felt at the time. I also found the author’s bibliography to be tremendously beneficial since it has led me to find other sources to include in this
His constant battle to maintain the image of being loyal to his father and grandfather did in fact in my opinion show weakness on his part. Qianlong was more focused on showing his filiaity than ruling, which in his later years would make him weak, but he was still a good emperor. At the beginning of his rule, he was directly involved with cases involving embezzlement over 1000 taels. If Qianlong decided the accused was guilty, he would order an immediate decapitation, which shows how he emulated his father.
As Chancellor he took the crucial step of ceasing financial support to end the hyperinflation. He introduced a new and stable currency (the Rentenmark). He lasted as chancellor for 100 days but after that he remained as foreign minister. Over the next six years, as foreign minister he sought to improve Germany’s international position. In 1924, the Dawes Plan was set up by Charles Dawes to regotiate the reperations (Carr, 1996 p.278).
Yet, when representing similar events by individuals who are not Arabs, the media was careful to appear equitable and unbiased. Oklahoma City bombing is a perfect example to further support this claim, “the blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh”, the media were careful not to call him a terrorist and put the blame on one man rather than blaming an entire religion for his actions. The media lead Americans to blame 911 on Muslims although our religion clearly opposes terrorism. “Those who go to extremes are doomed”. So why is it that the western media insists on smearing Arabs’ image?
It constitutes a dictatorship type of government and not a constitutional government that promoted democracy. They also did not respect and appreciate the international law. Action should be taken even though US is a strong and major countries, but, human right must be prioritised. The act of President Bush accused Osama as the main actor of the attack, we could see it clearly that his ‘intelligence’ which because they can know who the real enemy is in just few hours of the attacks.
Racial anti-Semitism and Religious anti-Semitism both greatly affected the Jews in different way because it lead to Jews being excluded from society and being hated by many. Religious anti-Semitism was based off of Medieval anti-Semitism which came to be because the Jews were blamed for the killing of Jesus because they did not accept him as their leader. This lead to persecution and exclusion of Jews from society by expulsions and confinement. In theory, if a jew was willing to give up Judaism as their religion and convert to Christianity, then they would be welcomed by the French and not seen any different. Meaning, they would no longer be persecuted or hated.
One of these incidents entailed the US intervention in the civil war in Somalia and the Iraq War in 2003. Even though the US military suffered a catastrophic loss, it helped send a message to the Alshabaab terror group. In this incident, the US intervention was mainly driven by the humanitarian need to assist innocent civilians caught in the fight between government forces and a terror organization. Additionally, the Multinational Force in Lebanon which involved British, Italian, French, and American intervention in Lebanon are other incidents since the second world war when the US has intervened and acted as a policeman of the world.
They did not think that, at the same time they were withdrawing troops from Iraq, another terrorist force was growing. It was called the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. This terrorist group is different from the Taliban, as its influence was greater. The Western nation would had to deal with the mess that they had created in the first place, and this time it would not be as easy as sending in coalition
Military-Industrial Complex: How did Eisenhower Know? President Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only a successful high-ranking general during WWII and a two-term president, he was also quite insightful and able to diagnose, for lack of a better term, a disease that would grow and spread within the layers of our government through the 50 years following his presidency. Military-Industrial Complex was his label for this disease, and he warned our country during his Farewell Address as the end of his presidency was quickly approaching. “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex” (Eisenhower, 1961). He saw two American ideals in which the MIC (military-industrial
President Carter was initially trusted by the public because he was considered an outsider in a political sense. He was a peanut farmer instead a crook, businessman on Wall Street. The American public tended to disagree with Carter’s foreign politics, such as handing over control of the Panama Canal to a dictator, and ending the Russian wheat deal to establish trade with the U.S.S.R. But the foreign event that made Carter look the weakest was his handling of the Iran Hostage Crisis where 52 American embassy officials were held hostage and tortured for 444 days in Tehran (History.com). Carter had first allowed a shah to seek medical attention in the U.S. after previously being banned from coming, after the shah was in America, Iranian students attacked the embassy and took hostages.
The Iraq war such a powerful war, which had many positive outcomes. While researching through the sources available there were some main positive points expressed in each one. The Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) was one of the most deadliest and most secret tactics that Iraq had in store, knowing that the first move had to be made, as stated in the “Secret History of the Iraq War” the primary reason the United States went to war was the revival and rejuvenation of Iraq’s WMD programs in recent years (Bodsansky #7). They have been keeping secrets for far too long and Saddam Hussein the Iraq dictator, was in this situation for power and for supremacy and his removal for American security interests (Buchanan). As time progresses the situation gets more complicated, and the resolution gets more
The use of proxy wars were to ensure that a third world countries government would be a government approved by a major superpower such as the U.S or U.S.S.R.. In the secret war in laos the U.S supported the royal lao government against the Pathet Hao (doc 1b). This is significant because the people of laos did not have a say in what they wanted to do. This affected Laos because they should be able to choose what they want to believe and they should not have ideas crammed down their throats. On december 27th, 1979 afghan leader Amin was shot and killed by the soviet union, he was replaced by a soviet accepted leader Babrak kamal (doc. 9).
After the Holocaust (1930-1940’s), America underwent a drastic cultural and social change. The Holocaust, although occurred overseas sent shock waves through American culture, changing the way we lead our daily lives. America was drastically changed in the wake of the tragic events that transpired in Germany. The Holocaust, although being an international event, had a profound impact on American Culture, affecting its stance of interventionism, and our willingness to bring certain immigrants to our country. The widespread immigration to America that followed the Holocaust also provided a jolt to our culture, as the immigrants provided new facets of our society.