By T. Henriksen
This e-book surveys the transformation and projection of yankee energy in a foreign country because the cave in of the Berlin Wall. It summarizes U.S. dealing with of the Soviet Union's disintegration and covers the final seventeen years of U.S. interventions and conflicts.
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Knocking 34 A m e r i c a n P o w e r a f t e r t h e B e r l i n Wa l l off a dictatorial regime was one thing but staying around to implant democracy was quite another, as the United States was to learn in post–Saddam Hussein Iraq. Other states engaged in regime-change business too. The Soviets did it in abundance, and so did the Germans during World War II and the British in the course of ruling an empire. Installing compliant rulers is a luxury, commonly reserved for weighty military players.
Mosul, in the north, is home to the Kurds, who yearned for their own sovereign states, for hundreds of years. The Kurdish people form less than 20 percent of the country’s population of some 26 million people. Baghdad, roughly in Iraq’s midsection, contained about 20 percent of the population who made up the Sunni branch of Islam. Basra, the southernmost zone and name of its principal city, holds some 60 percent of the people, who make up the Shiite followers of Islam, some of whom look to the Islamic Republic of Iran for material assistance and spiritual guidance.
S. “gunboat diplomacy,” Latin American nations heaped scorn on the United States for reverting to its once-discarded practice of militarily intercession into the smaller countries to its south. The controversy spread from the Western Hemisphere to the United Nations. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China predictably sponsored a resolution in the Security Council condemning the United States and calling for an immediate troop withdrawal. S. 21 To sum up, America’s withdrawal, Panama’s return to 32 A m e r i c a n P o w e r a f t e r t h e B e r l i n Wa l l democracy, and the passage of time dissipated the anger but not Latin American memories of Washington’s high-handedness.