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Aim: How did the Persian Gulf War end the “Vietnam Syndrome”? Do Now: the Arab-Israeli is a conflict between Palestinian Jews and Arabs in the Middle East. • Based on the timeline, when did the Arab-Israeli conflict begin? • What was the effect of the Arab. Israeli conflict on the US?
Task: Throughout the latter half of the 20 th century, protecting United States national interests was a major goal of US foreign policy. This goal led the United States to fight wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf (1990– 1991). These wars had a significant impact on the United States and on other countries. Write a paragraph in which you; • Describe the historical circumstances that led to United States involvement in that war • Discuss the impact of the war on the United States and/or on another country or region
The st 1 Gulf War
Background • Long-standing disputes between Iraq and Kuwait. – Iraq argues Kuwait is an Iraqi province. • Iraq mobilized and prepared for invasion in 1961 immediately after Kuwait was granted independence by Britain. – Iraq accuses Kuwait of overproduction of oil/theft of Iraqi oil. • On Aug 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait
Operation Desert Storm • The objective of Desert Storm was to liberate Kuwait, not to destroy the Iraqi army or remove Saddam • Even though the coalition experienced amazing military success, Saddam remained in power
Legacy of Desert Storm 100 hours of The US can • Incombat, American ws i n ! a ! w a ! r s forces destroyed or e c c more than ! Su againcaptured 3, 000 tanks, 1, 400 Goodbye Viearmored carriers, and t n a m…. 2, 200 artillery pieces • Only about 140 soldiers died in direct combat • Erased the “Vietnam Syndrome”
Closure: How did the Persian Gulf War end the “Vietnam Syndrome”?
“Germany Will Make Reparations For WWI” “OPEC Supports Oil Embargo Against Western Nations” “UN Imposes Sanctions on Iraq” Which conclusion can be drawn from these headlines? a. economic measures are often designed to achieve political goals b. communism as an economic system has failed c. economic policies are often formulated to encourage investment d. nationalism plays a small role in economic decisionmaking
Which statement is most accurate about the economy of the United States during the 1970’s and early 1980’s? a. The increased cost of imported oil hurt economic growth. b. The Federal budget was balanced. c. Inflation declined sharply throughout these years. d. The number of jobs in farming increased while service jobs decreased.
The Camp David accords negotiated during President Jimmy Carter’s administration were an attempt to a. decrease United States control of the Panama Canal b. encourage the use of solar and other nonpolluting energy sources c. end inflationary oil prices d. establish peace in the Middle East