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Middle Eastern Studies
Geography 10A: Middle East Quiz Reveiw
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What large territory was partitioned as a result of being on the losing side in World War I?
Which European countries were tasked with drawing new borders for Middle Eastern countries?
France and Great Britain
Which Arab countries were consulted in partitioning the Ottoman Territory?
None of them were
France and Great Britain weren't thinking about ethnic or religious difference when they created the borders. What weer they intrested in?
controling oil profits
What lies at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East?
Land, oil, and religion
What has happened to the Kurds as a result of the unfair partitioning of their homeland?
they were divided between four different countries instead of being given their own homeland
How do Palestines feel about the creation of Israel?
They don't recognize them as a country and they broke out in war with them over it.
What is the site of continual conflict between Israelis and Palestinians?
How might things have been different in Iraq if the Sunni and Shia Muslims were each given their own country?
Because both groups have fought for power in Iraq, Iraq would probably be a more peaceful place because neither side would be competing for power.
What happened to Iran's government in 1979?
It was taken over by Muslim fundamentalists and they imposed a strict interpretation of Islamic Law on all the country's citizens
What was the Arab Spring?
a wave of political protests
For which country in the Middle East was the Arab Spring a success?
Why did the people protest against their rulers during the Arab Spring?
They were fed up the corruption and they felt like they were being treated unfairly in the poor living conditions.
In which country did the Arab Spring result in a civil war?
In what countries does the king have absolute power?
Oman and Saudi Arabia
Who is Bashar al-Assad?
President/dictator of Syria
Where did the first protests of the Arab Spring start?
The people in many countries of the Middle East wanted to have free ________________.
Before the Arab Spring, many Middle Eastern countries were ruled by _______________.
Several dictators of the Middle East were put in ________.
Describe the protests of the Arab Springs in Jordan vs in Syria.
In some countries, different rebel groups were fighting each other and the ___________________.
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