Road to War

  • Shah of Iran Leaves Country

    The former monarch or Shah of Iran leaves the Country in to exhile because of the Islamic revolution
  • Shah of Iran leaves Iran

    Happened sometime in mid January.
    U.S. citizens from the U.S embassy are taken hostage
  • Ayatollah Khomeini takes power

    Ayatollah Khomeini lead a revolt in Iran, which is known as the Islamic Revolution, when he and his followers took power over the Monarchy
  • American Hostages Taken

    Hostages are taken in Iran from The U.S. Embassy during a revolt in Iran
  • The Soviet Union invades Afganistan

    A 9 year conflict that started because the USSR wanted to protect there intrests in Afghanistan from neighboring countries and Western Powers.
  • Operation Eagle Claw

    A covert mission to try and rescue the hostages that were taken from the U.S. Embassay in Iran. This mission failed to rescue the 52 American hostages.
  • U.S. helps Shah of Iran

    The Shah admired the U.S. and wanted to civilize Iran
    He was allowed in to the States for Cancer Treatment
  • Iran-Irag war begins

    The Iraqis invaded the country of Iran because of a long history of border disputes between the countrys.
  • United States supports Saddam Hussein

    We provided Iraq with money to inhance its ability to get loans and money from other countries. Also the U.S. didnt want an Iranian Victory so we helped Iraq.
  • Weapon Sales

    96 TOW anti-tank Missiles
  • Weapon Sales

    408 more TOWs
  • Iran-Contra Scandal

    The Iran-Contra Scandal was a scandal that broke out because the press leaked that the United States traded weapons to Iran for the U.S. hostages
  • Weapon Sales

    18 Hawk Anti-Aircraft missiles
  • Weapon Sales

    500 TOWs
  • Weapon Sales

    500 TOWs
  • Weapon Sales

    508 TOWs, 240 Hawk spare parts
  • Weapon Sales

    Hawk spare parts
  • Weapon Sales

    500 TOWs
  • U.S. sells Weapons to Iran for hostages

    The U.S. sold Weapons to Iran for the safe return of 52 americans
  • Arms sale Money is transfered to Contra rebels

    The money from the Iran-Contra Scandal was Given to Nicaragua To aid Contra rebels
  • Iraq invades Kuwait

    Iraq invaded Kuwait in response to many diplomatic and economical reasons
  • Desert sheild and Desert Storm

    On the morning of August 2, 1990 the Iraqi Republic Guard invaded Kuwait and took controll of the the country. U.S. troops were deployed on August 7th to stop the invasion.
  • U.S has sanctions and Fly-Over Monitoring of Iraq

    We spied on them to protect citizens from air-raids
  • Attack on the U.S. by Al Queda supported by Taliban

    4 United State Commercial airliners are hi-jacked. All planes crashed. 2 planes into the north and south Twin Towers in New York. Another one crashed into the Pentagon. The last one was on its way to the White house when the passangers of it tried to take command of the plane and it crashed into a field. There were no survivors on any of the planes.
  • The U.S. Troops invade Afganistan

    We invaded in response to the September 11 attacks. Also to find Osama Bin Ladin and other high ranking Al Queda members.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

    U.S. Sends troops to Iraq to Find Saddam Hussein and free the people of Iraq from His control