How The War Of Terror Has Changed America

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Kevin Hoopes Mrs. Engle Academic Writing 9 April 2015 How the War of Terror has Changed America On September 11, 2001 the United States of America was forever changed. A series of attacks lead by a man named Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the organization called Al-Qaeda, would bring America into a new war, the War on Terror. This war would not be like the wars of before, nation against nation, but would rather be a much more global conflict (“War”). The war would also not merely involve the United States, but also every western country. The reason behind this war is one word, Jihad. The definition of jihad is “a war fought by Muslims to defend or spread their belief” (“Jihad”). The United States of America has changed the way it interacts with and fights threats, following the events of 9/11. November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall came down. This event symbolised the end of a war that had lasted half a century. With the tearing down of the wall, the reign of Communism in the east also came to an end. For the past 50 years the United States and the rest of the west had been in an almost constant state of fear, the fear of Communism. The fear had began after the end of World War Two, when the Soviet Union, who had been an ally to the United States in World War Two, gained the power of the atomic bomb, in 1949. With that the two countries, now the biggest superpowers in the world, began a 50 year standoff to see which country was the best, the United States or the Soviet

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