World History In 1978 Essay

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This was a paper that I had to write for World History about 1978The year 1978 posed an eventful and intriguing year. From the stressful andexerting affairs of the world to the rising popularity in sports and entertainment. Manyfactors of the year 1978 contributed greatly to the changing times and future years. Eachevent played an intricate role in the overall picture of the world.Many world news stories occurred in 1978 including the signature of China andJapan for The Treaty of Peace and Friendship in August which led to the establishment ofnormal diplomatic relations with the U.S. in December. Russia proved to have a badpolitical and economic year. The trade deficit with the West jumped sharply and itsgrowth rate lagged. Saudi Arabia played the role of the honest broker in Arab disputesover the Egyptian - Israeli peace negotiations in 1978 while neutralizing its ties with theUnited States at the same time. The United Nations (U.N.) sent a peacekeeping force toLebanon in 1978 after Israeli troops withdrew.Moscow continued to lose authority it once possessed over the world. Communistmovement and the Eurocommunists of Italy, France, and Spain lst ground in elections.Many noted world leaders also died in 1978. The prime minister of Australia ( Sir RobertG. Menzies ) and Golda Meir, the prime minister of Israel were among such persons.Another death included Jomo Kenyatia of Kenya.Meanwhile, events in our own nations continued to stir. The years 1978 remaineda year of discontent in the United States in which war was unnoted but peace with oneselfalso remained absent. The U.S. Didn't lose...

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