The Arabian Peninsula

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Arabian Peninsula

Home of the Largest Sand Desert in the World

Yemen

The poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula

The Persian Gulf War

Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait which started what conflict?

Iran

The physical geography of this country is mostly plateaus and mountains

Northern Section of the Arabian Peninsula

This are is mostly covered with volcanic rock

One of the cultural influences of Islam

Clothing that covers both arms and legs of men and women

The Saud Family

Rulers of Saudi Arabia since 1932

Saudi Arabia

This country has the largest oil reserves in the world

Bahrain

A country made up of a group of islands

Exotic Rivers

Rivers that begin in humid areas and flow through dry areas like the Tigris and Euphrates

Mountains of Yemen

These are the highest point in the Arabian Peninsula

Persian Gulf

Home to many oil fields

Problem for Saudi Arabia

Cannot grow enough food for their citizens

Oman and Yemen

Have oil but not the quantity of many other Middle Eastern Countries

Kurds

Iraq's second largest ethnic group

The belief that started US involvement in the Iraq war was...

That Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

Present day Iran

Area ruled beginning in the 500's BC by the Persian Empire

Iraq's current government

Democratic

Qu'ran

Islamic holy book

Shah

Iranian leader and military officer

Embargo

Placing a limit on trade with another country

Oasis

A wet fertile area in a desert that forms where underground water bubbles to the surface

Limited Resource

Oil is an good example of this.

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