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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

21st century

21st century: 2000 - 2011  

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...of the Modern World 1 Politics Terrorism and assassination Asia Central Asia Afghanistan 2001 2001 Four hijacked planes are used in a massive September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington September 11 (2001) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 Politics Terrorism and assassination US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 2001 2001 US President George W. Bush revives bitter memories in the Middle East when he describes the war on terrorism as a 'crusade' Bush, George W....

1990s

1990s: 1990 - 1999  

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...Africa 1 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Africa East Africa 1994 1994 Cyprian Ntayamira, the second Hutu president of Burundi, dies in the crash of the president of Rwanda's plane Burundi A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Africa East Africa 1994 1994 The assassination of Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana sparks the outbreak of genocide Rwandan Genocide The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World 2 20th century Politics Persecution and repression Terrorism and assassination Africa East...

1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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...of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 2 rev 20th century Religion Christianity North America United States 1988 1988 Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO, declares that the organization renounces 'terrorism in all its forms' Arafat, Yasser Mohammed (24 Aug. 1929) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Asia West Asia Palestine and Israel 1988 1988 US architect Frank Gehry builds a strikingly unconventional house for his family in Santa Monica Gehry, Frank Owen (1929– ) A Dictionary of...

1950s

1950s: 1950 - 1959  

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...Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Music Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1952 1952 An outbreak of terrorism in Kenya is orchestrated by a secret Kikuyu organization, the Mau Mau Mau Mau (1952–9) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion Terrorism and assassination British empire European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa East Africa Europe Empires 1952 1952 US composer John Cage's 4'33" consists of precisely...

1960s

1960s: 1960 - 1969  

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...two days after the assassination of President Kennedy Oswald, Lee Harvey (1939–1963) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 1963 1963 An invasion of Rwanda by Tutsi guerrillas prompts the first major Hutu massacre of Tutsis Rwanda Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World 1 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Africa East Africa 1963 1963 Zanzibar becomes an independent nation and a member of the Commonwealth Zanzibar A Dictionary of...

1970s

1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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...of being denied re-entry to Russia Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (1918–2008) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 20th century Europe Russia 1970 1970 A Quebec government minister, Pierre Laporte, is murdered by the Front de Libération du Québec 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination North America Canada 1970 1970 Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima commits suicide in the traditional Samurai manner Mishima, Yukio (1925–70) World Encyclopedia 1 20th century Asia East Asia Japan 1970 1970 Michael Tippett's opera The Knot Garden has its premiere...

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