In 1921, a popular election was held and Prince Faisal of Hijaz won with 96% of the ballots. Unfortunately the new king of Iraq inherited a kingdom torn by civil war. To understand this internal struggle, look at how the Kurds make ... ... middle of paper ... ...rman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff because he has been through the Persian Gulf, has learned from the mistakes of the United States and will use his knowledge to prevent another debacle from beginning. Bibliography Atkeson, Maj. Gen. Edward B., “The Persian Gulf: Still a Vital Interest?” Armed Forces Journal International, Vol. 124, No.
In this speech, Milosevic made clear connections between the battle of Kosovo and the Yugoslav constitu... ... middle of paper ... ...pts to gain independence, although Croatian Serbs do not agree. In March of 1991 the Plitvice Lakes incident occurs which resulted in the first Croatian fatality regarding the war. The following May, Croatia declares its independence from Yugoslavia. By the end of the year, Croatia would be in full out war with what was left of Yugoslavia. Although Yugoslavia showed problems with Slovenia and Croatian independence, when Macedonia declared its independence in January of 1992, no war had erupted in this area.
Prime Minister Tony Blair concured with Bush and believed that the world would be safer when Iraq disarmed itself. One year after the invasion of Iraq, Hussein had been captured, no weapons of mass destruction were found, leaked photos of abuse of Iraqi detainees, and other nations providing troops were withdrawing—Was Iraq worth it? Bush and Blair both argued that even with all the setbacks, Iraqi citizens were better off then, than under the Hussein’s command, especially with the democracy on the horizon. On the one hand, Bush believed Iraq did in fact have weapons of mass destruction. In his first State of the Union Address after the attacks of 9/11, Bush pledged the foreclosure of any regime that promoted terrorism through the use of WMDs.
After the Dayton peace accords in 1995, terminating the civil war in Bosnia-Hercegovina, the attention of the world turned to Kosovo. The international agreement terminating the Bosnian War ignored the problems of Kosovo, where the Albanian majority claimed independence. As their complaints were not addressed, the Kosovars turned from a policy of passive resistance of their moderate leadership to guerilla tactics and violent acts against the Serbian authorities conducted by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Their activities prompted the State Department to label them a "terrorist group" in February 1998. A year later, however, the Western powers invited the KLA, not the previous moderate leaders, to represent Kosovo at Rambouillet.
The 2004 presidential election appeared to mark a significant turning point for Ukraine, and led to the events known as the "Orange Revolution.” The government candidate, by Russian president Putin) while the opposition candidate, former Prime Minister Yushchenko, called for closer ties with the European Union and benefited from increased disillusionment with Kuchma. ("Infoplease," 2012, p. 4) The first elections held in 2004, neither candidate had enough votes needed to win. In the second round elections that followed, Y... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh it was only the non-violent protesters that did not have to suffer the loss of life in order to accomplish their goal. Works Cited American Revolution. (2014).
The massive, protracted bombing of Serbia was "the first offensive action for NATO, and the first time that Allied armed forces were unleashed against a sovereign nation with which the United States was not formally at war or without express authorization by the United Nations Security Council," observes Stephen Presser, professor of law at Northwestern University. "What we were doing in the Balkans is part of the post-Vietnam creation of a new set of doctrines of international law. These doctrines lack clearly defined limits," he warns. "We may be witnessing the opening moves in the forging of a New Global order that fundamentally impairs national sovereignty and allows possessors of superior military force to dictate the basic terms of domestic life to other nations without even the formalities of conquest." In the current issue of Orbis, a quarterly publication of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (fpri.org), Presser argues that the real reason for NATO's bombing of a sovereign nation "appears to have been to compel Belgrade to cede autonomy, if not territory, to a minority ethnic group.
But if we only look at the third part, then we change the definition altogether. Obviously we can not look only at a dictionary to gain a deeply rooted belief; so let us continue with the search for a firm foundation. Elections are being affected by the way people stand on this issue. After the 1992 election, President Clinton, who is said by Human Events to be the most "pro-gay President in history," adamantly tried to abolish the ban on gays in the military. This was a victory cry for many homosexual activists.
In closing comparisons will be made regarding how the aforementioned concepts apply the Arab Spring. Bulldozer Revolution- How Serbian’s Brought Down a Dictator: The film "Bringing Down A Dictator" documents the defeat of Slobodan Milosevic in October, 2000. This monumental event was accomplished not by the force of arms, as most anticipated, but instead by a grass root nonviolent movement of massive civil disobedience. Trained in nonviolent action Otpor launched a unified political opposition, fought voting fraud, and systematically won over the loyalty of police and army. When Milosevic refused to accept defeat at the polls, the people called a general strike.
Hafiz died in 2000, which led to Bashar taking the Presidential Office shortly after (Lesch 1823). Many looked up to Bashar as hope for a democratic Syria. Because of Bashar’s earlier policies, Syria remained immune to the Arab Spring (“What Next”). He was an ally of Iran and publicly supported local militant groups (Gritten, Rodgers, Macguire). Before the 2011 revolution, there were many instances of Bashar bargaining with oth... ... middle of paper ... ...ped Syria and countries around it forever, but when two grey sides fight each other, could it be a war fought against themselves?
Within one year, Russian troops were nearing Istanbul, and the Ottomans surrendered accordingly. Ottomans signed the Treaty of San Stefano in March 1878, creating an enlarged, independent Bulgaria that stretched into the southwestern Balkans. When Britain threatened to declare war over the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano, an exhausted Russia backed down. At the Congress of Berlin in July 1878, Russia agreed to the creation of a smaller Bulgaria. Russian nationalists were furious with Austria- Hungary and Germany for failing to back Russia, but the tsar accepted a revived and strengthened League of the Three Emperors as well as Austro-Hungarian hegemony in the western Balkans.