After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America. June 18, 1954, after approximately one year of preparation, U.S.- backed troops invaded Guatemala with the intention of overthrowing Arbenz. Realizing his army had forsaken him and fearing for his life, Arbenz resigned as president on June 27th and fled to Mexico. The U.S.-chosen leader of the military coup, Carlos Castillo Armas, assumed control of the government, thus ensuring the promotion of American interests in Guatemala.
Every aspect of their lives was determined by the government and conditions were extremely harsh. When the Khmer Rouge was put down by Vietnamese forces, Pol Pot continued to use guerilla warfare tactics against the new Cambodian government but failed. He never rose to power again and died in 1998 while under a house arrest by a Khmer Rouge splinter
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, was the first Roman Catholic president. John Kennedy’s early life was filled with various diseases, including scarlet fever. John Kennedy’s life in politics began in 1946, when he ran for a spot in the House of Representatives. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Oswald, in Dallas, Texas was a shock to many people. Kennedy’s dad had high expectations for him, as a result, Kennedy was a better president.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was concerned with Laos before leaving office, since he knew there was a revolt that was occurring there. Laos was in the United States radar prior, since the United States was trying to contain communism in Asia and in the entire sphere. Later, the United States escalated its involvement in Laos. The United States entered a “Secret War”, which was against a communist insurgency group called Pathet Lao in Laos. President Lyndon B. Johnson had started an involvement in Laos and through 1964-1969; the United States had released one hundred fifty thousand tons of bombs in Pathet Lao territories.
Cambodia is a country that has been deeply affected by political warfare since the 1960s but was greatly affected by the reign of communist party known as the Khmer Rouge. Pilger, in his film Year Zero speaks to the shocking state of Cambodia after the genocide that was led by Pol Pot and his regime. The film gives an in depth understanding of the effects after the four years of the regime in rule and gives further clarification to how it impacts politics within Cambodia for decades to come. Year Zero was filmed in 1979 only three years later from when Pol Pot was named prime minister and with his regime decided that the entire country of Cambodia would go through a transformation that he would call year zero. This was a totalitarian regime
The Argentina dirty war took place between 1976-1979. The Dirty War in Argentina started after a military junta overthrew President Isabel Martínez de Perón and established a military dictatorship. The military dictatorship took over the country, and ran rampant, doing anything they wanted to. The military seized people from the streets, they were likely to never be seen again. As more evidence of human and civil rights violations came to light, The relatives of the disappeared formed a group called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and held a demonstration that brought international attention to the government-sponsored terrorism.
Two days later, President Kennedy was briefed on the dire situation and immediately assembled the National Security Council to determine how to address the issue. This group of men, including his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, would be referred to as ExComm. They considered many options, including a swift invasion force that would neutralize the launch sites before any more missiles were brought in. This
The outbreak of this uprising was in concern of many reasons, firstly the high level of corruption inside the country, secondly the gap between the social classes and the absolute power of the American over the country. But when Batista took the control by force he established despotic ideas of abolishing Cuba’s constitution and removing the power of the congress and that only was the spark that lit the bonfire of the uprising which took place between 1953-1959. In the beginning in 1953 on July 26 the opposition group of 170 men mainly formed by students and formal workers with Fidel Castro as his maximum figure, they had entered to the city of Santiago de Cuba and planned to attack the station of Moncada and finally try to persuade the citizens of the town to get rid of Batista but it was a completely failure. After this Castro and his supporters will be exile to Mexico where he strengthened his army and counted with the support of significant figures due to his principles of policy like nationalist ideas, stop with imperialism and established a social policy and finished with the era of “democracy” in Cuba. These new ideologies helped to the formation of “The Rebel army” name which will be given to Castro’s army by their enemies and attracted other figures such as the Argentinean “Che Guevara” whose role will have such importance in the freedom of Cuba over U.S influence.
(SOURCE) Boko Haram is an Islamist terrorist group that in the last decade was responsible for a series of attacks on the Nigerian population and killing hundreds of innocent civilians and abducting hundreds of girls from their homes. The terroristic group was founded and led by a extremist named Mohammed Yusuf, which claimed that Islam should be followed by all Nigerian people and that the economic disparity between the South and the North is because the Christian South is corrupt and greedy. Overall, most of Nigeria’s economy relies on oil production, however, the system is extremely corrupt and the governments lacks money to build schools and other important facilities. One of the key events of the Boko Haram conflict with the Nigerian authorities was in 2009, in an attack against Operation Flush II where the police injured several members. After which, Yusuf ordered violence on the military known as the five-day uprising where the Boko Haram group attacked police stations and killed several soldiers.
The 1953 coup d’état in Iran, was a joint CIA and US government operation to overthrow the Iranian prime minister, whom had nationalised the oil industry in order to control and benefit from the country’s own oil. They reappointed Mohammed Reza Shah, a puppet of the west, so the US could once again have absolute control and power over Iran. In return the Shah as unfeeling ruler, established extremes in Iranian society, including suppressing other political parties and severely oppressing his own people, in order to maintain his position and meet the demands of the American government. Whilst this aspect is portrayed in the opening historical setting of the film, it is not continuously reinforced, and the reasoning behind the coup d’état was not given. Thus it distorts the Iranian history and the CIA and US government’s immersion in influencing Iranian provocations.
Let’s look at what happen post 9/11. After it’s devastation, the Department of Homeland Security was created to assist in fighting the “war” against terrorism. The DHS implemented many “strategies” to help fight this war, including increasing airport security. American parents protested that TSA agents were groping their kids, and “(Janet) Napolitano (former DHS Secretary) defiantly retorted that if people did not want their children groped, they should yield and use the unpopular full-body machines – the machines being sold by her predecessor, (Michael) Chertoff” (Turley, 3). These full body scanners, which Chertoff had a hand in getting into the airports, were “heavily criticized (and little tested)”, and were sold by a company which was a client of Chertoff’s consulting agency (Turley, 3).
As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it. All of the houses, buildings, and roadways destroyed make repair bills go up to more than $6 billion and people hold the devastation of some of their family members and friends who get injured in earthquakes. Animals that once lived together spread to other continents which they aren’t used to when the Earth’s continents slide and
In the 1960s, the concept that reality could be unstable helped to stimulate the escape from the real world of one of make-believe. That was also the LSD archetype: descend into madness and emerge enlightened, seeing the world anew. (Rothstein) The president, JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas at 12:30 p.m. therefore impacting the culture in a way that started new behavior. (Guinn 484) The assassination stimulated reactions worldwide, the President was declared deceased in the emergency room at 1:00 p.m. November 22, 1963. (Greenburg 225-232) A huge part of the 1960s music was the “British Invasion”.