The American history has been marked by several conflicts, but none threatened the unity of the nation like the civil war. The civil war came at a time when America was gaining foothold in terms of political and economic prosperity.
The war between Iran and Iraq dated back decades before 1980. It was characterized with heightened violation of human rights especially children. The war was the longest in the 20 th century spanning 8 years (Tarock, 1998) .
The Civil War was the bloodiest event in the U.S. history; it killed over 650,000 Americans (Franklin 39). This number is higher than the death rate in all the wars, in which the United States participated in the twentieth century.
Any epoch is characterized by a complex of different features that stipulate and govern the spheres of social relations, religion, politics, economics, etc. Architecture does not seem to be one of the major ruling forces of any period, but, in fact, it reflects most of the ideas and principles that characterize the period with impressive accuracy.
Iraq is a country of constant contradictions. It is the country with the glorious imperial past passing in the Millennium, with ambitious but geopolitically limited plans for the future. Surrounded by strong six neighbors that dream about expansion of its territories, Iraq tries to defend the Arab nationalism.
It is highly unfair and unjustified to claim that the history of such a large continent as Africa was uneventful and there is nothing really worth talking about until the European colonization in the 1800s. Claims like that testify to the ignorance of the speaker as the history of the African continent and its kingdoms was as captivating and as rich as that of European and other kingdoms and civilizations.