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Why did OAPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) vote to embargo oil exports to the United States beginning in October 1973?
The United States had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War earlier that month.
Beginning that summer, the U.S. State Dept. had decreased the number of visas allotted to Arab nations.
American oil companies had been flooding the world market with cheap Alaskan oil.
The U.S. banned American tourists from visiting the Holy Land due to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The U.S. refused to negotiate with the North Vietnamese, a close ally of the Arab states.