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Ch 43: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror

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The Gulf Wars & War on Terror - Chapter Summary

Our helpful chapter covers the Gulf Wars and the War on Terror in the Middle East. These lessons explain the history of the Middle East from 1836 to 2014, including its modernization and major conflicts, and the role that September 11th played in the War on Terror. You'll also review some of the controversy surrounding the war in Afghanistan, plus its causes and major timeline. After reviewing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the causes of the Iran-Iraq War
  • Explain the role religion plays in modern conflicts in the Middle East
  • Identify the political figures and causes of the Gulf War

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6 Lessons in Chapter 43: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror
The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

1. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

Few regions have experienced such an intertwined relationship with the West as the Middle East, which has also had a bumpy road to modernization. This lesson looks at how the Middle East became increasingly nationalistic, often due to Western actions.

The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

2. The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

The Iran-Iraq War lasted from 1980 to 1988 and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The conflict ended in a stalemate between the two nations, but highlighted the volatile nature of politics in the Middle East in the late 20th century.

The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

3. The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

This lesson will explore the religious conflicts of the Middle East. It will specifically describe the conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Jews and Muslim Arabs, and fundamentalist Muslims and the Western world.

Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

4. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.

September 11th & the War on Terror

5. September 11th & the War on Terror

September 11, 2001 was a day of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States. In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 3,000 people were killed. As a result, the United States launched a War on Terror that has lasted over a decade since.

The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

6. The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. United States and NATO coalition forces attacked Taliban and Al Qaeda forces. As of 2014, United States personnel are withdrawing from the country, ending over a decade of fighting.

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