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Part 3 153-188 Summary and Analysis

On March 11th, 2004 terrorists attacked Madrid, Spain's capital. For four years Europeans thought that the attacks on the World Trade Center had nothing to do with them, and the attacks on Spain began to change that idea. Some people declared that the "Americans were right all along!" The terrorists that attacked Spain did so strategically by bombing a few days before the equivalent of their presidential elections. The terrorists wanted the people to vote for Zapatero and not for Aznar because Aznar was for the Iraq war and wouldn't pull the troops out. People showed up to vote in record number, and despite an extremely high personal preference for Aznar, Zapatero won and he pulled the Spanish troops out. The Spaniards were convinced, especially by the attacks, that Aznar was to blame for the bombings because he had gotten...

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