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We Didnt Start The Fire

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FC: We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel By: Ken Lee

1: Introduction The world is full of mysteries and histories that this book can talk about but in this book, there is only going to be one topic, the incidents during the 1970’s. Not all the incidents would be mentioned in this book but the ones that are going to come out are the words that appear in the gong named We Didn’t Start the Fire. The phrases that I will talk about are Reagan, Begin, Terror in the Airline, Terror in the Olympic Games and Russians in Afghanistan. The reason why I think these phrases appear in the song is that they might have been the most important moments in the history during the 1970’s.

2: Begin There are a lot of important people in the world but the one I chose to study was Begin Manachem. Begin Manachem is a really important person in history. He was the prime minister of Israel from 1977 to 1983. This hero called Begin Manachem stopped the war of Israel and Egypt. But how did he stop it? Well, he went to the United States on 1978 for a discussion. There, he talked with President Anwar el Sadat of Egypt and President Jimmy Carter about ways they could stop the war. After that, they ended up with an agreement to stop the war. By making Israel withdraw. Begin Manachem helped stop the war of Israel and Egypt by coming up with an agreement to make Israel withdraw against Egypt. He was a really important person in history and he stopped a war between two countries.

5: Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was one of the presidents of the United States. He was elected president in 1980 but before he was elected; he had to beat two candidates: President Jimmy Carter and the Vice President Walter F. Mondale. When He became president, there were some tensions in between the United States and the Soviet Union. There was even a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in late 1979 and early 1980. What he did was to make the armies and systems stronger, what I mean by that is that he started making better weapons, to recruit more soldiers just like mobilizing. But he did not only get stronger, he also agreed with Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union to sign a Treaty that would reduce the amount of nuclear weapons of the two Super Powers. Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States and he helped in a lot of ways: strengthen the army systems and by signing a Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons in the two Super Powers.

6: Terror in the Airline By the name, you might think that terror in the airline was September 11 but it isn’t. There were many other terrorist attacks before September 11 and the one I will be talking about is one of them. This terror in the airline occurred in 1976 on June 17 when two Palestinian members and two Germans hijacked an Air France flight 139, there were 238 passengers aboard. After they hijacked it, they redirected it to Benghazi, Libya. Their plan was to demand that the 40 Palestinians on the flight from Israel, Kenya, France, Switzerland, and West Germany would be freed. If they didn't liberate them, they would kill all the hostages in the airplane on July 1st. But they would let the non-Jewish people to get to their destination. After this, The Israeli government got involved and started planning a rescue plan on July 3rd. Finally, at the end the Israelis forces shot the four terrorist and saved the hostages.

9: Terror in the Olympic games As you read in the tittle, it tells you that there was terror in an Olympic game. This happened in 1972 on September 5 in the Berlin Olympic Games. There was 9 Jews victims and the terrorists. What the terrorist were aiming for was to kill the Jews that were participating in the Olympic Games. The Terrorists were the Palestinian guerrillas and the Jews were from Israel. Some of the Jews were killed right away in the airport. The others were trap in the hotel with the terrorists looking for them. In a try of saving the victims, when one of the terrorist appeared they opened fire. Unfortunately, it failed; the 9 hostages, 5 terrorists and 1 policeman were killed. This was one of the saddest days in the Olympic Games were 9 Jews hostages were killed. Now people still think about it and they start wondering why people are so mean to kill 9 Jews.

10: Russian’s Afghanistan One of the phrases that appear in the song of We didn't Start the Fire was Russian’s in Afghanistan. This phrase is talking about when the Soviet Union tried to invade Afghanistan by putting Babrak Karmal as the New Puppet ruler of Afghanistan ruler in September 1979. The Soviets sent thousands of troops into the capital of Kabul. After that move of the Soviets, Afghanistan formed the Islamic Alliance of Afghan Mujahideen to drive the Soviet Union out. The Russian Red army would enjoy this because they hay had better weapons. But that didn't mean that Afghanistan would not receive help. They would receive weapons, supplies and financial aid by China, United States and Neighboring countries. But at the end, Afghanistan ended up winning after the Soviet Union started to withdraw troops out of Afghanistan. This was a terrible time; this war caused more than 40,000 Soviets and close to 2 million Afghans casualties.

12: We Didn’t Start the fire Quiz How did Ronald Reagan become president? a.Saying he would stop nuclear arms b.Promise people money c.Saying he would make more schools d.beating two candidates, President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter F. Mondale e.killing a cow When did the terror in the Olympic Games happen? a.1997 b.1972 c.2012 d.1500 e.1891 What was the number of the flight of terror in the airline? a.545 b.678 c.123 d.365 e.139

13: Who is Begin? a.Zoo keeper b.President of Canada c.Prime minister of Israel d.Prime minister of china e.A student Which was a country that helped Afghanistan with the resources? a.South Africa b.Panama c.China d.Russia e.Venezuela

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