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Issues of the Millennium: Resources 2
A starting point for Year 11 History students researching an issue relating to the last decades of the Twentieth Century.
Famine in Ethiopia/Live Aid (1984-5)
Flashback 1984 : Portrait of a famine
BBC News article summarises the background, causes, death toll & Western aid.
Ethiopian famine 25th anniversary -Questions & Answers
Examines what happened in 1984 & its impact on Ethiopia and on global efforts to fight poverty.
Ethiopia : 1984-1985 Famine in Ethiopia video
Heartbreaking video showing the tragic circumstances of the famine.
The definitive LIVE AID site : all you wanted to know about the greatest concert on Earth.
How Sir Bob Geldorf started LIVE AID to help people in Ethiopia in 1984.
Collapse of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Why the Berlin Wall Came Down: Reagan's Role, Diplomacy - TIME
Includes video and photo slideshow with commentary which give a good introduction to the topic.
FW de Klerk Foundation - Centre for Constitutional Rights
The impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on South Africa & the world.
Berlin Wall - The New York Times
Commentary & archival information about the Berlin Wall from the NY Times.
Indonesian Occupation of East Timor (1975-1999)
ASIANOW - TIME Asia | East Timor: Descent Into Chaos--Page 1 | 9/20/99
"Island of death". Article about the massacre of hundreds of East Timorese by the Indonesian military and the global impact of this.
East Timor - Indonesian Occupation
Extensive coverage of the 24 years of occupation.
Collapse of Communism in Europe (1989-91)
Making the History of 1989
Excellent extensive site: 1989 Revolutions of Eastern Europe: introductory essay; primary sources ( by country); scholar interviews; teaching modules; case studies.
Fall of Communism
The failure of Balkan Communism and the causes of the Revolutions of 1989
George Bush Snr and the Gulf War (1990-91)
The Persian Gulf War . George H. W. Bush . WGBH American Experience | PBS
Short summary of the Gulf War and George Bush Snr.
Gulf War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Extensive article including map and photos.
Impact of Wars and Sanctions on Iraq - Oil4All
Falklands War (1982)
BBC NEWS | In Depth
Short summary of key facts: Overview, Task Force, The Battle, Falklands Today. Includes a map.
Feature: Five ways the Falklands war changed the world
Intifada in the Middle East (Prior to 2000)
Lebanon: The Intifada's False Premise :: Middle East Quarterly
Israel's involvement with Lebanon.
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