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Unformatted text preview: He wasn’t necessarily the most democratic person though b. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Takes control i. Shah fled from Iran and came to the US, because he needs treatment for cancer ii. Ayatollah demands that the US send the Shah back to Iran (so that they can try and eventually execute him), but we don’t c. 52 Hostages – American Embassy – Teheran d. 444 Days i. Hurt his presidential standing, as well as the confidence of the US citizen 5. Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (wanted to make Afgh. Communistic) a. Embargo on grains to Russia (trying to make them give in) b. Boycott of Moscow Olympics – 1980 i. US athletes were barred from being allowed to go to the Olympics c. End of détente 6. 1980 – “Reagan Revolution” (ppl were rdy for something new) a. Ronald Reagan (Republican) i. A very confident American (wanted to impress upon the Americans that the US would be the “good guys”) b. Rise of the “New Right”...
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- Spring '08
- Jimmy Carter, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Jimmy Carter a., Relationship w/ Soviet