Gulf War

II. Reasons for war a. Saddam Hussein b. Iraq’s’ Economic Crisis c. Oil d. Disputes over Boundary

George Washington in the Revolution

Washington became commander-in-chief during the prime of his life, at age forty-three. A rich Virginian planter, he had long been a member of the Virginia legislature and was a member of the Continental Congress, despite his lack of formal education. His only prior military experience was as a colonel leading a regiment in the disastrous … Read More»

Freedom Isn’t Free

In the late 1930s complaisant European nations were lulled into the jaws of the very dangerous “victim/slave mentality.” Weak democracies tried placating and accommodating the tyrannical proponents of the Communist, Socialist and Fascist ideologies and Europe soon found itself in jeopardy with maniacs like Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini threatening the existence of taken-for-granted freedom and … Read More»

First Persian Gulf War: 1990-1991

The Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan on December 27, 1979. This posed a threat on the United States because of their oil ties in this area. On January 23, 1980 President Jimmy Carter responded with a statement called the Carter Doctrine. In this, Carter stated that, “An attempt by any outside force to gain control of … Read More»

Conflict in the Twilight

Yet, we all wage wars. In my opinion all wars are a result of the breakdown of the rules of society which leads to the polarization of sensibility and reason. The root cause of the problem is usually trivial compared to the consequential disaster. No reason can warrant the taking of precious innocent lives; yet … Read More»

Cold War – Space Race

The rivalry between the US and the USSR for being the head power but with different ideologies had preceded the Second World War. Both nations had unprecedented tension flowing between them. Among many of these tensions were the financial and propaganda issues that made them enemies. These facts made a series of competitions such as … Read More»

Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War

Why Would Iraq invade Kuwait? Kuwait supplies much of the world’s oil supplies, and when Hussein invaded Kuwait, he controlled 24% of the world’s oil supplies (O’Hara). Though this is a good reason, it is not the only one. Iraq’s real excuse for annexing Kuwait was that he believed that Kuwait was producing more oil … Read More»

Bosnia and Serbia

started in the middle of the first thousand years A.D. when the tribes called the Southern Slavs migrated into the southeast area of Europe known as the Balkans. The Slav people as they are known, were separated from the Northern Slavs, that is, related Slavs in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Russia, by the non-slavic tribes that … Read More»

Arms Control, Cold War

For example, Turkey , with help from U.S. firms , in 1987 became the first third-world country to produce an advanced U.S. fighter called the F-16 FALCON in it’s own factories and export it to other third world countries (Egypt for one).