Why did the Soviets support Iraq heavily during the Iran-Iraq War?
Iraqi-Soviet relations go back prior to the 1958 military coup de tat that overthrew the Iraqi monarchy. Prior to that, the nation of Iraq had been a founding member of the so-called Baghdad pack, along with Iran, turkey, and Pakistan. This was the equivalent of a middle eastern NATO, aimed solely at curbing Soviet expansionism. After the coup de tat was eased, the nation withdrew from this primary partnership and became influenced by the Iraqi Communist party, which of course was the impetus that the Soviets utilized to get closer. During the last half of the nineteen-sixties, Iraq essentially became a puppet state of the Soviet Union. They took on anti-western sentiments and the like. It was crucial for the Soviets to support Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, just as it was for the United States to oppose Iran. Iraq provided much-needed cash to the Soviet economy in the purchase of arms sales. It is interesting to note that Saddam Hussein would takes Financial contribution and stipends from American Allies like the Saudis in Kuwait only to buy weapons from the Communist Nation.
What was the key event in Texas' struggle against Mexico?
Remember the Alamo is a token phrase that speaks to the carnage that took place between February 23rd and March 6th, 1836. This was a struggle between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. It was a 13-day siege. Mexican troops under President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault upon the Alamo near San Antonio, deep within United States territory. All Texan defenders were slaughtered. It was because of Santa and his cruelty during the battle that caused many Texans, both settlers and visitors from other parts of the United States, to join the Texas struggle and use the Alamo as their battle cry and furthering impetus. With the taste of Revenge, the Texas army was able to defeat Santa Anna at the Battle of Jacinto on April 21st, 1836 and thereby ending the Mexican Revolution.
Who is the intended audience in “We the People…” in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution? How has “We the People” evolved over time? Include what it meant at founding of the nation and what it means now.
In the Preamble of the United States Constitution, the words we the people are written in large print, bold faced, italicized, and even stand apart from the rest of the document. These three words are some of the most recognizable pieces of handwriting known to man. However, we the people was really a small group back in the days of our Founding Fathers. It references the white male landowner that was party to the government. Over the course of history and through legislation, we the people has come to include women with the passing of the 19th Amendment comma when African Americans and all other disenfranchised persons were given the right to vote, and now in some cases we the people would even include those that are under the age of majority. We the people is also used to reference all inhabitants of the American Homeland; however, a vast percentage of these persons are here illegally; part of the immigration dilemma that PEOTUS Trump is vowing to take a stand against. So, does We the people no longer apply to them? This is going to be a fun class.