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World Geography

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Persian
Spoken throughout most of Iran today; language is also referred to as Farsi.
Farsi
Persian is spoken throughout most of Iran today; language is also know as _____.
Shariah
Based on the teachings of the Koran, Muslims believe it is the highest authority for Islamic law and governs all aspects of life.
Koran
Based on the teachings of the _____, Muslims believe the Shariah is the highest authority for Islamic law and governs all aspects of life.
desalination
The conversion of sea water into drinking water and for irrigation in the Arabian Peninsula, governments have built huge _____ plants.
Sea water
Desalination is the conversion of _____ _____ into drinking water and for irrigation in the Arabian Peninsula, governments have built huge desalination plants.
Saddam Hussein
Military dictator of Iraq and Pan-Arabia, helped Iraq into a bloody war with Iran in 1980s, invaded Kuwait in 1990.
Iraq/ Pan-Arabia
Saddam Hussein was the Military dictator of _____ and ____-_____ who helped Iraq into a bloody war with Iran in 1980s and invaded Kuwait in 1990.
theocracy
Government ruled by religious leaders; Iran is this
religious leaders
A theocracy is a government ruled by _____ _____; Iran is a theocracy.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
An outspoken cleric who called on the Iranians to defend their values.
Iranians
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is an outspoken cleric who called on the _____ to defend their values.
Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt, a Pan-Arabist who in 1958 organized Egypt and Syria into the United Arab Republic.
Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser was the president of _____ a Pan-Arabist who in 1958 organized this country and Syria into the United Arab Republic.
The Shah of Iran
Persian monarch who was overthrown during the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979.
Islamic Revolution
The Shah of Iran is the Persian monarch who was overthrown during the _____ _____ of Iran in 1979.
Islamists
Strict followers of Islam who insists that the governments use the Shariah, the law based on the Koran, as the basis for all laws.
Islam
Islamists were strict followers of _____ who insists that the governments use the Shariah, the law based on the Koran, as the basis for all laws.