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USA and Russia
SALT II
SALT II was a continuation of SALT I. This treaty dealt with nuclear parity.
Related: SALT I | Cuban Missile crises | Bay of Pigs | Sputnik | Warsaw Pact, CENTO | SEATO | McCarthism | Berlin Blockade, Marshall Plan | NATO | OAS, Truman Doctrine

Europe
Direct elections for European Parliament
This was a big step towards Europe becoming a supra-national political community (with more power than the states!). They are elections to decide the European Parliament.
Related: Lome Convention | Britain joins EEC | EFTA | Treaty of Rome

United States
Camp David Accord
At Camp David, the plans to have Israel give back the Sinai to Egypt were drawn up between president Carter and the two other leaders. It was also agreed that Egypt would recognize Israel.
Related: Yom Kippur war | Six day war | PLO | Palestinian war | UN divides Palestine | Balfour Declaration | World Zionist Congress

Iran
Iranian Revolution
Ayatollah Khomeini toppled the Shah and established an Islamic republic. It was anti western and pro-Islamic. There was no alcohol, women were to wear veils, and there was a strict penial code.

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