-Algiers-most people live on Med. coast-largest country in middle east-islam-monarchy
-Cairo-cairo is largest city in Africa-90% live along Nile-culture hearth-close ally-islam-republic-most populated country
-Tripoli- 90%desert -oil-Qaddhafi-islam
-Rabat-leading producers of phosphate -islam-monarchy
-El Aaiun-still may be controlled by Morocco
-Riyahd-largest exporter of oil in world -most of arabian peninsula-islam-monarchy
-Ankara-urban-2nd most populated-islam-parliamentary- half in europe
United Arab Emirates
-Abu Dhabi -oil rish-desert-islam
-Sanaa-subsistance farming-poorest country-islam -parliamentary
-Tunis-smallest NA country-islam-republic
-Kabul-easternmost country-no seacoasts-covered by Hindu-Kush Mts. -civil wars and invasians, ethinic groups fight-islam-farming
-Manama -archipelago -oil rich -most densly populated-islam -monarchy ruled by Emir
-Nicosia-island nation -christianity -greek and truks dont trust eachother
-Tehran -used to be persia -3rd most populated -war, terrorism - islam-theocracy
-Baghdad -in between Tigris and Euphrates -invaded Kuwait, bad off after war -islam -dictatorship Suddam Hussein
-Jeruselum -USA gives 3million $ -conflict -Judaism -democracy -founded by zionests -1948 became a country
-Amman -seperated from Israel by Dead Sea -islam -constitutional monarchy
-Kuwait-oil rich- desert-ruled by wealthy native families -rebuilding after Iraq -islam
Beirut -btw Israel and Syria -civil war left bad economy -no stable gov -60% islam 40% christian
-Muscat -largly desert -oil -sultan -islam
-dictator of Libya -overthrown and killed
-former leader of Iraq -tried and killed -attacked Kuwait and started Persian War...
-retired leader of Egypt...
-president of Syria...
-started by Muhammad -based on Ishmael -5 pillars -holy city is Mecca -Koran is holy book -ceremonies in mosque -most common in Middle east...
-founded by Abraham -oldest religion -Israel is official country -Jeruselum is capital city -Torah is holy book - ceremonies in temples -faced a lot of persecution...
-based on teachings of Jesus -ceremonies in church -Bible is book...
-Turkey -surrounded by Black Sea and Meditteranean Sea...
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, UAE, most of oil...
part of Egypt, seperated by Suez Canal...
largest inland body of water -saltwater lake ...
-rapidly shrinking - was fourth largest - Soviet Union dried up...
-saltiest sea -forms jordan israeli border...
shorter -in Iraq -controled -irragation...
longer -in Iraq -controlled -used for irrigation
-the land between two rivers -in Iraq -Euphrates and Tigris form border.
-longest river in world -only thing keeping Egypt from being all desert -flows north -90% pop lives around it...
Aswan High Dam
-built on Nile -controls floods, irrigates land, supplies hydroelectic power, fishing -largest artificial dam -no more natural fertilizer, causes death from parasites and disease
-in morocco and algeria -africas longest mountain range ...
-western coast of arabian peninsula...
-weestern coast of arabian peninsula...
on anatolia peninsula...
on bottom on anatolia peninsula...
btw black sea and caspian sea...
-largest desert -not sand, mostly rock...
-black sand desert- covers most of turkmenestien...
-red sand desert -covers most of uzebeckestein...
-largest sad desert -empty quarter -Saudi Arabia...
rish soil deposited from moving water...
river or stream that fills only with heavy rains...
chemical used in fertilizers, found in morocco...
-where spring wells up in desert -only place inhabitable in desert...
-raising and grazing of livestock...
-grains and oats...
-differences among groups of people...
-the bases for a city, company, etc. ...
-tame animals and plants...
-start of a civilazation, Egypt...
-wedgeshaped symbols first created by somalians...
-way of writing with pictures created by egyptians...
underground canals, developed by persians...
-belief in one god -judaism, christianily, islam...
-messenger of god...
-muslim prayer house...
-belief in the right of an ethnic group to have its own independant counrty...
-place under government control...
-place restrictions on or halt trade...
-holy city for muslims...
-trip to mecca required for muslims...
-pyramid shaped temples built by somalians
-able to be farmed...
-products derived from petroeum ornatural gas...
-gross domestic product -value of goods and services in a country...
underground layers of porous rock
-the process of removing salt from water...
Israel and Palestine
-when palestine became israel it forced out native palestinians, the arab countries want to fight back but israel hass the support of the entire world, israel won the west bank, the golan heights, and the gaza strip(gave back) -the USA is the only reason that israel is still there and not blown up
Iran and Nukes
-iran is trying to develope ways to use nuclear power and develope their nuclear capabilities -afraid they will blow up israel -Ahmadinejad is president of Iran, hates israel- saying nukes are peaceful -israel wats to bomb iran b4 they get them, USA thinks sanctions will work and it will take a while for them to have a bomb
Osama Bin Laden
-responsible for 9/11 -found in Pakistan, pakistan was spossed to be our allies and they hid him -USA went in and killed him in 2011- pakistan mad we invaded
connects red sea to medittereanian sea
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