For my infographic, I chose to study the Gulf War, which took place from 1990 to 1991. What I found very interesting about it was that is set a precedent for much of our current foreign policy. It was our first major intervention in the Middle East, first of all, and it was our first conflict based almost entirely on oil. The US had come to a point where it was so dependent on oil that it would go to war to protect it. This is a major theme of US foreign policy in the 21st century, and the Gulf War was the first time it happened.