1988 was nuts. There was the Iran-Contra Affair, the Eritrean War for Independence, the Nagorno-Karabakh War, a Kuwait Airways hijacking, an Iran Air flight shot down “accidentally” by the US, the Soviet Union launching its space shuttle, Benazir Bhutto becoming the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan as well as the first country leader to give birth while in office until Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Estonia becoming the first Soviet Republic to attempt independence from the USSR (via a “singing revolution” no less), and then George Bush I winning […]

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