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World History Moment: Arab Oil Embargo

On October 17, 1973, five Arab countries announced they’d stop selling oil to countries that supported Israel, so the US turned to Iran for its supply. Historian John Schmidt recalls how this moment in history helped shift the balance of power in the Middle East.

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