Contra Essays

  • Iran-Contra Scandals

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    Iran-Contra Scandals ”I think everyone knew we were walking a very thin line.”(Owen) Not many Americans know the truth that lies behind the Iran-Contra scandals. Most would be surprised to know about the deception of our leaders. Still today, some truth of Iran-Contra lies hidden in the conscience of the people who organized it, aided it, and went through with it. It started with good intentions, but soon was corrupted. Some may argue that we must do what we can to smother the flame of communism

  • The Iran Contra Scandal

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    I guess that makes them contras, and so it makes me a contra too.” In 1979, a bitter war broke out in Nicaragua between the Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction, the Nicaraguan government, and the Contras, a vicious rebel group. The goal of this war was simple, overthrow the Nicaraguan government and restore freedom for all Nicaraguan citizens. It was this that caught the eye of the American government and it was not too long before the U.S began to fund the Contras. Although the United States

  • Iran-Contra Affair

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    foreign and domestic. One of the main issues that came around in the 1980s for the Unites States was the Iran-Contra Affair, which involved the Reagan Administration. With the United States readily inserting influence across the globe, the Iran-Contra Affair proved how foreign intervention can lead to scandal and disgrace in the modern world. Along with detrimental scandals, the Iran-Contra Affair showed how America’s imperialistic behavior in South America was beginning to catch up. In order to remain

  • The Iran Contra Affair

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    The Iran Contra Affair The Iran Contra Affair was a secret arrangement to provide funds to Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits accumulated by selling arms to Iran in the 1980's. There is much controversy surrounding this scandal, including the president's knowledge of these events. Throughout the trials, President Regan claimed that he knew nothing about the diversion of funds, or the illegal arms sales to Iran. The following information gathered will prove otherwise. The president not

  • Nietzsche Contra Schopenhauer: The Construel of Eternal Recurrence

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    Nietzsche Contra Schopenhauer: The Construel of Eternal Recurrence Several years after the completion of his chief work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and shortly before his final mental collapse, Nietzsche pinpointed in retrospect its central concern: "the fundamental conception of the work, the idea of eternal recurrence, the highest form of affirmation which can possibly be attained" (6: 335). To have admitted that the most important philosophical project of his life was the construction of a formula

  • The Iran-contra Affair

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    Iran-contra affair is the name of a major United States foreign policy scandal in the 1980's. It involved two secret operations by the executive branch of the government. The operations were (1) the sale of military equipment to Iran, an enemy of the United States; and (2) the provision of military aid to contra rebels in Nicaragua, which Congress had banned. The two operations were connected by the use of profits from the Iranian arms sales to aid the contra rebels. Background. In 1979, a political

  • The Causes Of The Iran-Contra Affair

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    Iran-Contra Affair With the 1960s and 1970s, came a growing need for change among the American people. A previously dominant liberal government was not taking a hard enough stance on the fight to end communism. All it took, was a final nudge to shift the vote from democratic to republican. For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East had depended on a friendly government in Iran. The newly appointed leader, the shah of Iran, began Westernizing the country and taking away power from the Ayatollah

  • The Major Players of the Iran-Contra Scandal

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    world. However, one particular event that took place began in the early 1980s which was the Iran-Contra Affair. The Iran-Contra scandal is said to be the result of President Ronald Reagan’s attempt to accomplish two things. The first being his desire to see that the Americans which were being held as hostages by Iran, to be freed and the second was that he wanted to provide assistance to the contras in Nicaragua by going around congress. As obvious and as famous as the previously mentioned appears

  • Foreign Policy: The Iran-Contra Affair

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    Between the years of 1983 and 1986, the United States was involved in a series of covert operations, collectively known as the Iran-Contra Affair. These operations were at best controversial, and at worst blatantly illegal.The Iran-Contra Affair (or the Iran Contra-Scandal) revolved around the issue of foreign policy, specifically with regards to Iran and Nicaragua. In 1979, revolution in Iran resulted in a complete change in the countries relationship with the United States. Having previously been

  • Iran Contra Scandal Analysis

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    The Iran-Contra scandal was one of the few criticisms during the Reagan administrations time in the white house. President Ronald Reagan claimed to have no knowledge of the events that took place but key witnesses and evidence seem to have suggested otherwise. Members of the Reagan administration were violating two major American policies during the time of the scandal and the level at which the scandal took place makes it one of the more well-known government scandals. The United States was selling

  • Iran-Contra Affair: The Diversion Scandal

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    Iran-Contra Affair: The Diversion Scandal Eugene Hasenfus of Marinette, Wisconsin was captured when his cargo plane suffered damaging missile blows. Hasenfus’ outdated cargo plane was knocked from the sky as a result of Nicaraguan surface to air missiles. After notifying the office of the United States Vice-President, informants in both El Salvador and Costa Rica would scramble to assess and control a seemingly uncomplicated situation. While United States officials prepared to limit their damages

  • Political Scandals in American History: The Iran-Contra Affair

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    The Iran-Contra affair survives as one of the most dramatic political scandals in American history. Approximately a decade after Watergate, the Iran-Contra scandal both shocked and captivated the public. The affair began in Beirut, 1984, when Hezbollah, a militant Islamic group sympathetic to the Iranian government, kidnapped three American citizens. Four more hostages were taken in 1985. The conservative Reagan administration hurriedly sought freedom for the Americans. Despite a 1979 trade embargo

  • Summary: The Iran Contra Affair

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    Chris Haertel Mr.Williams U.S History - 4A May 15, 2018 Iran Contra Affair Essay When the world’s nations began to change and conflicts starts popping up and begins to rise, that one important decision can, for better or for worse, benefit or hinder a governor, such as Nixon’s Watergate Scandal and Vietnam War. Every small, sharp, and obscure detail done either publicly, privately, or both counts towards the moral, reputation, and trust from the governed. But nobody, and by all means did nobody

  • Iran Contra Affair Research Paper

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    The Contra Affair The iran-contra affair was a huge scandal it is also called a Irangate, Contragate or in other words what people would call it would be the Iran Contra scandal. The affair or scandal pedal faster on the second term of Ronald Reagan is the president of the United States of that time. Administration of the CIA of the senior office of the White House had secretly made the sale of weapons to Iran, it was otherwise known as an arms embargo. what an embargo means is to break the band

  • To What Extent was President Reagan’s Personal Role in the Iran-Contra Affair Significant?

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    extent of significance of President Reagan’s role in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980’s. Reagan’s role will be looked at while aiding the Nicaraguan Contras, releasing American hostages, both which led to the Iran-Contra affair, and during the cover up, in America and partly in Iran. An investigation account and American history are mostly used to evaluate Reagan’s role. Two of the sources used in this essay, Firewall: The Iran-Contra conspiracy and cover-up written by Lawrence E. Walsh and The

  • A Brief Summary of the Nicaraguan Revolution

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    1986. Print. Nardo, Don. The French Revolution. San Diego, California: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1999. Print. LaFeber, Walter. Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984. Print. "Reagan and the Iran-Contra Affair." BBC News. BBC News, 5 June 2004. Web. . Rogers, Tim. "A Violent Sandinista Power Play in Nicaragua." Time. Time Inc., 22 Apr. 2010. Web. 19 May 2014.

  • Ronald Reagan's Domestic and Foreign Affairs

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    I have decided to write my research paper on the topic of Ronald Reagan's Domestic and Foreign Affairs. The reason that I choose this topic was because I have always been personally interested in Ronald Reagan's time in office and the national crisis he had to deal with. Reagan was awesome when it came to foreign policy because he knew how to negotiate with foreign leaders and their countries to get what he wanted. There were several instances during his time in office that he had the chance to

  • Cia Covert Operations: Panama And Nicaragua

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    CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua In the 1950's, the repression of domestic political dissent reached near hysteria. In the process the CIA's covert operations, already in progress in Europe, expanded worldwide. By 1953, according to the 1970's Senate investigation, there were major covert programs under way in 48 countries, consisting of propaganda, paramilitary, and political action operations. In 1949, the agency's covert action department had about 300 employees and 47 stations. In

  • Political And Social Issues Of The 1980s

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    the President made huge changes in politics. On the other hand, like once stated before the President did have some questionable choices. Examples, near the end of the hearings into the Iran-Contra Affair, President Reagan admits to a policy that went astray, but denied knowledge of the funds to the Contras. On January 20th 1989, President Reagan’s reign came to an end. The presidency was known as the Reagan Revolution with successes in economic growth and political realignment. Reagan was the first

  • El Narcotráfico

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    coca. Después de Pinochet decidió no permitir la produción de la droga en Chile, la industria se mudó al otro lado de la frontera con Columbia. Con este cambio empezó la transformación de la industria y de un pais. Hoy, por causa de la Guerra Contra la Droga, es Columbia uno de los paises más violentos del mundo. Columbia no era el pais menos violento de Latinoamérica antes, pero después de la industria llegó la situación há empeorado cada año con poca fluctuación. Cada año hay más de 77