Category - History

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1973 Oil Embargo

In October 1973, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) placed a prohibition on the United States for supporting Israel and the Yom Kippur War. As a result, several countries, including the United...


Chernobyl Accident

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in Ukraine in April 1986 was caused by a faulty Soviet reactor configuration combined with significant plant operator errors. It was a direct result of the lack of some kind of...