5 Important Event That Took Place in the Post War World

Topics: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Cold War, United States Pages: 4 (860 words) Published: August 17, 2010
Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, In July, 1956, made an announcement that the Suez Canal was been nationalised and in doing so he created the Egyptian Canal Authority whose aim was to manage it. Then the British and U.S.A pulled away their promised financial support for the construction of the new bridge. Following this, Britain, France and Israel made a secret agreement to invade Egypt; this led to the U.S.A siding with the United Nations, calls for a withdraw1. Thereafter all countries withdrew; from this incident Britain and France were forced to recognise the end of Empire.

The Vietnam War was from 26 September 1959 to 30 April1975. The North Vietnam (communist) and fought against South Vietnam (supported by the Americans) in the war. The Vietnam War was an attempt by the Americans to stop the spread of communism in south East Asia[i]. On January 23, 1973 both sides agreed to ceasefire. It was the first time the United States had lost a war. Thereafter Americans felt that their country should take a less active role in foreign policy. As the war led to economic loss and resulted in many civilian casualties for Vietnam.

In 1959 Fidel Castro of Cuba just after over-throwing Dictator Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar fears military intervention from the U.S.A.in 1961 he turned to the Soviet Union for support and requested for military assistance. The Soviet Union responded by sending troops to Cuba and they started putting up missile installations[ii] in retaliation the U.S.A sent spy planes over Cuba. These planes detected the missiles, situation became serious. Hence both countries come to the realisation that a nuclear war is very imminent, thereafter a series of treaties were agreed upon by both states.[iii]

In his quest to reclaim territory which he considered to belong to his people Saddam Hussein on 7th September 1980 attacked Iran. The conflicted continued for the next eight years.[iv] In 1988 Iraq launched an offensive attack which resulted in...
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