George Herbert Walker Bush
Emma Adams, Maddy Ricketts, Jordyn McMillon, Connor Russell
EVENT SUMMARY: Tiananmen Square Protests: April 15th- June 4th, 1989
The PRC's use of their military do supress the student demonstrations recieved widespread condemtion from many countries. Arms sale to China was suspended, human rights issues were linked to China's entry into the world Trade organization. There's a consensus that the Tiananemen Square Protests had somewhat inspired the liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet control, marking the end of the cold war.
EVENT SUMMARY: Panama Invasion- May 1989
US received criticism for the relatively high number of civilian casualties, however most Panamanians approved of the action the US took because it was short, effective and fulfilled both the US and land population needs.
EVENT SUMMARY: Collapse of the USSR- December 25th, 1991
US has been faced with only small challenges regarding its domination of world affairs post Cold-War.
EVENT SUMMARY Gulf War(Desert Sheild/Storm)- 1991-1992
Desert Shield- The UN force with a strong backing of President George Bush, over a course of six months, amassed a huge military build up in Saaudi Arabia (more than 500,000 American, British, French, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia troops participated).
The Bush administration, which controlled media coverage of the conflict, has been criticized for exaggerating the effectiveness of patriot missiles; military commanders in the field frequently gave briefings with a positive spin on operations. US military found itself lacking in some areas. Desert storm has been depicted as a huge success with mixed/negative political results.
EVENT SUMMARY: LA Riots- 1991-1992
Over 1 billion dollars in damages were done and 53 people were killed. Riots shared the anger and frustration that had been built up in live of recent events (such as Rodney King). it was a way of people speaking out against oppression.