What part did the Yom Kippur war of 1973 play in the demise of the soviet-american detente?
The Yom Kippur war took place on October 6, 1973. It took place on the holiest of Jewish holidays. The war led to the demise of the Soviet American detente because of the countries involved and the way the cold war played out between the two countries.
No-one really knows why the war was fought, however this information is still valid. "The war began when the Arab coalition launched a joint surprise attack on Israeli positions in the Israeili occupied territories on Yom Kippur" (See source in Related Links below). Also see the Related Question. (The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 is the neutral term for the Yom Kippur War.)
Not directly. The Independence of Israel was the direct cause of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 (the Israeli Independence War), not the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 (the Yom Kippur War). The cause of the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 was for Egypt to reclaim the Sinai Peninsula and for the Syrians to reclaim the Golan Heights, both under legal Israeli Occupation pursuant to UNSC Resolution 242. However, if Israel had not achieved independence, it could not…
1. Egypt attacked on Yom Kippur, 1973 to recover Egyptian pride from the previous 1967 debacle and to re-establish Egypt as a Middle East POWER. 2. Syria joined in this attack to recover the very strategic, very important Golan Heights lost by Syrian the previous 1967 war. 3. The plan to attack Israel on Yom Kippur was ill advised as roads and communications are actually empty , not a single vehicle, on Yom Kippur; an…
How did Middle Eastern countries punish the US for supporting Israel after the Yom Kippur war of 1973?
Israel celebrates it at the time of the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur. On 6 October 1973 Egyptian and Syrian forces launched coordinated attacks on Israeli forces in the Sinai and the Golan Heights. Known variously as the October War or the Yom Kippur War, this conflict lasted until late October when the US and USSR, with UN backing, persuaded both sides into a cease-fire.
October 6th 1973 Oil Crisis was a direct cause of the Economical Crisis. OAPEC refused to export petrol to supporters of Israel because of the Yam Kippur War where Syria and Egypt invaded Israel. Basically they issued an oil embargo. Alongside the oil crisis, USA had decided to float the dollar, which was devalued.
Because of U.S. support for Isreal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Arab oil countries stopped selling oil to the United States, which sent world oil prices soaring. The United States experienced an energy crisis as a result of this action; long gas lines and calls for energy conservation are the norm.