The Middle East

  • United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

    The resolution said that the British Mandate of Palestine would be divided in two separate states. One would be Jewish and one Arab. This Plan put into action to preserve peace. However it had the opposite effect and led to the Arab-Israeli war.
  • Arab–Israeli War

    Arab–Israeli War
    The Arab-Israeli war was a result of israel declaring independence and happened the day of. Reasoning for this war was that this would make there be a arab and jewish state side by side. This war did not end the Arab and israeli conflict.
  • israel declares independence

    Israel declaring independence goes along with the Nations partition plan. Because of this Israel has gone through many wars but has been independent for 61 years and has suvived through all those wars. since the declaration of Israel's independence, the number of jews in the world has significantly increased.
  • Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes president of Egypt

    Gamal Abdel Nasser is the seconds president of Egypt and was the president from january 1954 to the day he died. In the beginning of his presidency a lot of people didn't like him because he put the previous person under house arrest but later made people like him because he nationalized theSuez Canal. This decision then led to the Suez Crisis. Nasser was thought of as the most important politics in Arab history.
  • central treaty organization

    central treaty organization
    This agreement was due tothe fact that the U.S. promised military and economic aid. However in the biggining, the United States did not participate but did in 1958.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The suez crisis was when Britain, France, and Israel attacked egypt in 1956. This war was due to egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal. Which happened because of the United States not funding the building of the Aswan Dam.
  • six-day war

    six-day war
  • Yom Kippur War

    Yom Kippur War
    the yom kippur is the holiest day of the year for all religious jews. This war was a battle between israel and arab states. the war started when Egypt and Syria invaded Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights which was under control of israel. this war ended with the two sides almost using neuclear weapons.
  • saddam hussein became president of Iraq

    saddam hussein became president of Iraq
    Saddam Hussein was previously vice president but became president or dictator in 1979. Hussein maintained power through many wars and suppresed many movements during this time. Howver later, Hussein then fought against us and was eventually killed.
  • iran/iraq war

    iran/iraq war
  • first Intifada

    first Intifada
    the first intifada was Palistinians against the rule of israel. Palestinians "fought back" with civil disobedience, and terrorism. this violence was meant for israeli troops and civillians. However in the end more palistinians were killed over israelis.
  • The Gulf War

    The Gulf War
    the purpose of this war was to make iraqi forces leave Kuwait. When iraq invaded Kuwait it was immediately frowned on by the world. Then United States president, George H. W. Bush sent his forces to Saudi Arabia and urged other countries to do so also.
  • 9/11

    A terrorist group from the middle east called al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes. Two crashed into the twin towers in NY, one into the pentagon in VA, and the last airplane was headed toward DC but crashed in a field due to the passengers trying to regain control. There were 2,973 victims not including the 19 hijackers that were killed during this attack. From this attack came the US launching the war on terrorism.
  • The War on Terror

    The War on Terror
    The war on terror which has since been called the Overseas Contingency Operation was a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The purpose of this war, headed by the bush administration, was to find Osama Bin Laden and other members of al-Qaeda, destroy the terrorist group, and remove the Taliban regime.
  • The Lebanon War

    The Lebanon War
    The Lebanon war was a war between israel and lebanon due to the fact that Lebanon was a place for terrorists, Terrorists from Lebanon killed an american tourist and hijacked a bus therefore Israeli troups invaded Lebanon and puolled out after two months so that the U.N. forces could enter.