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Middle East Study Guide
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Major causes of conflict in the Middle East
religion, ethnicity, land & water
name of movement in the late 1800s when Jews returned to their homeland
a group that shares a common language, customs, traditions, and physical features
hatred and discrimination of the Jewish people
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all...
massive killing of Jews in Germany
1950s document that allowed Jews to move to Israel and become citizens
The Law of Return
Why did the US invade Afghanistan?
retaliate for September 11 terrorist attacks
Why did the US get involved in Persian Gulf conflict?
Huessein's invasion of Kuwait
Why did the US invade Iraq?
they were building weapons of mass destruction
Where do the Jews live?
Where do the Persians live?
Where do the Kurds live?
the mountainous area around Syria, Turkey, and Iraq
This religion contains the Sunnis and Shi'ites
What religion are most Arabs?
This religious group believes the leader of Islam should be elected.
This religioius group belives that the leader of Islam should be a direct descendent.
What religion are the Persians?
What religion are the Kurds?
How does the literacy rate affect the standard of living?
Higher literacy rate means a higher standard of living
Which government does not distribute power?
Which government distributes power between the central, state, and local governments.
Which government does the states give the central government some power?
Who is in charge of Iran?
Ayatollah, the religious leader
Who is the leader of Israel's parliamentary democracy?
Who calls their parliament a Knesset?
This country does not allow its citizens to vote.
Which government style allows the most citizen participation?
Which government style has NO citizen participation?
Which government style has little citizen participation?
Which democratic governmental system divides the power between three branches?
Which democratic governmental system has a prime minister chosen from the legislative branch?
Which country's leader is called the ayatollah?
Which country's leader is a monarch?
In which country d othe Kings and princes get all the oil money?
What is the most popular or dominant religion in SW Asia?
What type of government does Iran have?
What is the main ecosystem found in Southwest Asia?
Many countries in Southwest Asia are able to survive economically because of what resource?
What type of economy controls ALL aspects of the economy?
Most countries in the world today have what type of economy?
What type of economy grows what they need and hunts for food?
What type of trade barrier places a tax on imported goods such as foreign cars?
What type of economy produces what the consumer wants?
The gross domestic product can be a good indicator of what?
Standard of living
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