What peaceful overthrow of communist power when 1989

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What: peaceful overthrow of communist power When: 1989-1991 Why: the cold war is pretty much over A New World Order Manuel Antonio Noriega Who: panama military officer What: arrested by America’s Drug Enforcement Agency When: 1989 Where: Panama Why: US turned a blind eye for a long time because Noriega helped the CIA but when Bush took over from Reagan, Noriega was arrested Saddam Hussein Who: leader of Iraq What: Hussein invades Kuwait When: Invaded Kuwait in Aug, 1990 Where: Iraq/Kuwait Why: Begins Gulf War; Bush decides to push Iraq out of Kuwait but not invade Iraq itself Rwanda Genocide Who: Tutsis, Rwanda citizens favored by Germans/Belgians What: Tutsis were blamed for the shooting down of a plane carrying the Rwanda president When: April, 1994 Where: Rwanda Why: Bill Clinton does nothing because Rwanda is not seen as strategically important
Balkan Crisis What: violence between different groups; Kosovo War (1998 between Serbians and Albanians); Basnia war When: 1990s Where: Yugoslavia Why: Gives NATO a purpose, launching a 2 month war in Yugoslavia in 1999 Glass-Stegall Act Who: banks What: separated commercial and investment banks When: repealed in 1999 Where: US Why: banks took risks leading to the recession of 2008 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Who: Canada, US, and Mexico What: lowered trade costs between borders When: January, 1994 Why: led to a more consumer culture World Trade Organization (WTO) Who: 135 nations What: lowered trade barriers Where: 1990s Why: led to a global consumer culture The Culture Wars Newt Gingrich Who: speaker of the house What: presented the contract of America When: 1995 Why: promised the dismantling of welfare state and a balanced government budget Christian Coalition Who: led by Pat Robertson What: in favor of school prayer; against issues such as abortion, feminism, and gay rights When: 1990s Why: failed quickly because the republicans pushed too quickly too hard Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act Who: signed by Bill Clinton What: welfare reform When: 1990s Why: encouraged unemployed to get jobs
LA Riot Who: Rodney King/African Americans vs. Policemen What: Policeman pulls over black man, Rodney King, pulled from his car and beaten for 15 minutes When: March/April 1991 Where: Los Angeles, CA Why: Policemen tried and acquitted, igniting 5 days of riots in LA that resulted in 58 people killed and $1 Billion of property damaged/destroyed OJ Simpson Who: retired football player What: accused of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson When: murder occurred in 1994, acquitted in 1996 Where: California Why: detective was racist and unreliable, making comments and placing false evidence against OJ Simpson; media also convicted OJ because of his race The US in a New Century George W. Bush Who: 43 rd President, beating out running candidates Al Gore and Ralph Nader even after hanging chads were claimed for a recount What: president during 9/11 and War on Terror When: 2000 election Where: US Why: focused on foreign diplomacy Al Qaeda Who: leader, Osama Bin Laden (on most wanted terrorist list even before 9/11)

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