Black Gold: Geography
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infant mortality rate
The percentage of children who die before their first birthday. In oil rich countries, it has dropped by two thirds.
A figure indicating how long, on average, a person may be expected to live. Indicates quality of healthcare. In oil rich countries, it increased by about 15 years.
Shows the percentage of people in a country who can read and write at an elementary school level. Indicates the quality of education.
per capita GDP
an estimate of the average wealth of a person in that country
A member of a group that has no permanent home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water
Group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or combination of such characteristics
Arab ethnic group
People who speak Arabic, follow the Islamic religion, in Southwest Asia and Northern Africa
Follow the Islamic religion, live in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran
Follow the Islamic religion, mostly in Iran
Large movable plates under the Earth's surface, like the Iranian Plate and Arabian Plate
Largest country in this region. About 1/4 of the world's proven oil reserves lie under its desert sand.
Tiny country that holds almost 1/10th of the world's known oil reserves.
Small oil reserves, but high per capita GDP because they process crude oil. Country invests in education and healthcare for people.
Remains one of the 60 poorest countries in the world. They have been fighting a civil war since 2015.
Small, historically significant country. Has been at war since 2011.
Under dictator Saddam Hussein from 1979 to 2003. He spent most oil money building an army, buying weapons, and fighting wars. Very little money went to make life better for ordinary people.
United Arab Emirates
Small, wealthy nation. Lots of new construction and development.
An arid and ethnically diverse country of Persians and Kurds in southwestern Asia. Much of it is a desert or mountains, with lots of oil.
Is an oil rich nation that occupies a small desert peninsula, it is sparsely populated country.
a government order that forbids trade with a specified nation
A Jewish state on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, founded after WWII
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