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  • Iran's Islamic Revolution
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    Iranian is a country located in the Middle East. The main source of income for the country is oil, the one object that had greatly influenced its history. Iran's present government is run as an Islamic Republic. A president, cabinet, judicial branch, and Majilesor or legislative branch, makes up the governmental positions. A revolution that overthrew the monarch, which was set in 1930, lasted over 15 years. Crane Brinton's book, An Anatomy of a Revolution, explains set of four steps a country ex...
  • Iraq And Iran
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    Iraq: A Country on the RiseLauterbach, Kevin History, Period 4 January 7, 1996 Iraq is a country that is on the rise. After being crushed by allied troops for their invasion of Kuwait, they have begun the slow rebuilding process. In this report, I will discuss the basic geographic features of Iraq, and other various important features such as mineral wealth, vegetation, eat. Iraq's total area is 271,128 square miles (just slightly more than twice the size of Idaho). It's capital, Baghdad, is loc...
  • Northern Gulf Powers Of Iraq And Iran
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    The Persian Gulf is one of the few regions whose importance to the United States is obvious. The flow of Gulf oil will continue to be crucial to the economic well-being of the industrialized world for the foreseeable future; developments in the Gulf will have a critical impact on issues ranging from Arab-Israeli relations and religious extremism to terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. Every president since Richard Nixon has recognized that ensuring Persian Gulf security and stability is a vit...
  • Independent Kurdish State
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    Why dont the Kurds have a state The Kurds are a scattered, tribal people who live in the plateaus and mountains where Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey overlap. They make up a significant minority of the population of these Middle Eastern states. They are mainly Sunni Muslim, but have a language and culture of their own, quite different from the Arabs, Persians, and Turks. In the early 20th century, a Kurdish nationalist movement came into being and gained major concessions in a treaty made in the e...
  • Source One Of The Islamic Fundamentalist
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    Glen Gemeniano COM 100 12-1-98 Persuasive rebuttal speech I am refuting my previous speech where I tried to persuade you that the United States didn't need to take military action against Iraq, because by doing so we would be imposing our value system upon them. I felt I needed to refute my previous speech, because It is important to understand the whole situation before drawing a conclusion. In's speech he introduced the issue of terrorism. In his speech he argued that the Iraqi crisis wasn't a...
  • Later Khomeini
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    In January 1979 a bloody revolution erupted in Iran. The Shiite sect of Islam sought to eliminate all foreign influences and reestablish traditional Muslim laws and customs. The man who led them was 75 year old Ruhollah (Ayatollah) Khomeini. He became the ultimate authority in Iran, and called for revolutions in other countries as well. "Feared and hated in the west, he was passionately supported by millions of Iranians" (Diller 218). It is believed that Khomeini was born sometime around 1902 in...
  • Iran And Iraq Over An Oil Field
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    The Gulf War started between Iran and Iraq over an oil field. There was one field that was sitting right in the middle of Iran and Iraq. They both made and agreement that each would only take so much oil from the field at one time. Things were going well, but then Iraq claimed that Iran was taking more than its fair share of oil. Iran stiffly rejected the accusations. Iraq then gave Iran an agreement saying basically if you do not agree to our terms we will declare war. The agreements that Iraq ...
  • Shares With Afghanistan And Iraq
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    I. Mr. Speaker, Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens: Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather to determine what lies ahead of us in the next year. We gather to determine what goals we need to accomplish in the next year. We gather to determine how safe we are, and what we can do to make this a safer place to live. II. The tragedy of 9/11 has brought many things to our attention. It has show...

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