The Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to put an oil embargo on the United States after the U.S. resupplied Israel during the Yom Kippur war. As the oil embargo strained the US economy, the the efforts of the president showed the shift in global financial balance of power to oil-producing states, and made the US try to address foreign policy challenges from dependence of oil.
Motor fuel ration book and vouchers. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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