Historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us on an eye opening and refreshing journey deep into Britain in the 1970s.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The 1970s (pronounced “nineteen-seventies”, commonly abbreviated as the “Seventies”) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979.
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Indian emergency (1975–1977) Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) – A civil war in the Middle East which at times also involved the PLO and Israel during the early 1980s. Western Sahara War (1975–1991) – A regional war pinning the rebel Polisario Front against Morocco and Mauritania. Ugandan–Tanzanian War (1978–1979) – the war which was fought between Uganda and Tanzania was based on an expansionist agenda to annex territory from Tanzania. The war resulted in the overthrow of Idi Amin's regime. The Ogaden War (1977–1978) was another African conflict between Somalia and Ethiopia over control of the Ogaden region.
The Portuguese Colonial War (1961–1974) The Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 in South Asia, engaging East Pakistan, West Pakistan, and India 1971 Bangladesh genocide Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
The most notable wars and/or other conflicts of the decade include: The Cold War (1945–1990) The Vietnam War came to a close in 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975. The following year, Vietnam was officially declared reunited. Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–1989) – Although taking place almost entirely throughout the 1980s, the war officially started on December 27, 1979. Angolan Civil War (1975–2002) – resulting in intervention by multiple countries on the Marxist and anti-Marxist sides, with Cuba and Mozambique supporting the Marxist faction while South Africa and Zaire support the anti-Marxists. Ethiopian Civil War (1976–1991)
Arab–Israeli conflict (Early 20th century–present) Yom Kippur War (1973) – the war was launched by Egypt and Syria against Israel in October 1973 to recover territories lost by the Arabs in the 1967 conflict. The Israelis were taken by surprise and suffered heavy losses before they rallied. In the end, they managed to repel the Egyptians (and a simultaneous attack by Syria in the Golan Heights) and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt proper. In 1978, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel at Camp David in the United States, ending outstanding disputes between the two countries. Sadat's actions would lead to his assassination in 1981.
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