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Evidence 3Contemporary World
The fall of theBerlin WallThe fall of the Berlin Wall (German:Mauerfall) on 9 November 1989 wasa pivotal event in world historywhich marked the falling of the IronCurtain and the start of the fall ofcommunism in Eastern and CentralEurope. The fall of the inner Germanborder took place shortlyafterwards.
The collapse of TheWorl Trade CenterThe collapse of the World Trade Centertowers on September 11, 2001, was assudden as it was dramatic; the completedestruction of such massive buildingsshocked nearly everyone. Immediatelyafterward and even today, there iswidespread speculation that the buildingswere structurally deficient, that the steelcolumns melted, or that the firesuppression equipment failed to operate.In order to separate the fact from thefiction, we have attempted to quantifyvarious details of the collapse.
American InvasioninAfghanistanOn October 7, 2001, the US invadedAfghanistan to avenge the al-Qaida-orchestrated September 11 terroristattacks. The primary aim of the USinvasion was to hunt down Osamabin Laden and punish the Taliban forproviding safe haven to al-Qaidaleaders.
Death of Bin LadenOsama bin Laden, also spelled Usāmah ibnLādin, founder of the militant Islamistorganization al-Qaeda and mastermind ofnumerous terrorist attacks against theUnited States and other Western powers,including the 2000 suicide bombing of theU.S. warship Cole in the Yemeni port of Adenand the September 11, 2001, attacks on theWorld Trade Center in New York City and thePentagon near Washington, D.C.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Vidal
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Al Qaeda, September 11 attacks

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