Lasting from 1979 to 1981, the Iran hostage crisis was the first time in United States’ history in which the government dealt with Islamic extremists. The United States was good allies with the Shah, the leader of Iran at the time, from 1953 to 1979 despite cruel punishments towards the Iranian people. After years of abuse, the people of Iran gathered together in protest with a Muslim fundamentalist, Ayatollah Khomeini, taking charge as their leader. Khomeini rallie...
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...s and alleviate human suffering. He also negotiated with North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and solved military conflict between the Bosnian Serbs and Muslims. He promoted the idea of equality and fairness towards people around the world by creating Habitat for Humanity, an organization made to build homes for people who cannot afford them. Due to all these charity works, Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize award in 2002. British Writer George Orwell wrote, “One may feel… a sort of aesthetic distaste for Gandhi… but regarded simply as a politician, and compared with other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he [Jimmy Carter] has managed to leave behind!” (Pruitt, Sarah). Orwell disliked Gandhi and Carter and compared both of them as having an “aesthetic distaste”. However, they both have manage to leave behind a great legacy.
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