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Unformatted text preview: Martin Luther King was killed after years of success leading the civil rights movement. Although I dont think that any one year had as many important events as 1968, if I had to pick one to rival it I would choose 1991. Although there were not as many major domestic events as in 1968, the international scene changed significantly in 1991. Most importantly, the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of the year, ending the decades long Cold War with America. The US led coalition succeeded in removing the Iraqi invaders from Kuwait, conflict began escalating in the Balkans, and Apartheid was ended in South Africa. On the domestic front, the Rodney King beating at the hands of the LAPD sparked riots in Los Angeles, and Clarence Thomas was nominated for the Supreme Court....
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- Summer '09