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Middle East – last 3 videos19:53A region that is complex, complicated, at the center of many global issuesUS government is heavily invested and involved in Middle eastern issuesWHERE is it?Terms that everyone accepts Typically (that everyone on the planet would agree) the core is:oOn and surrounding the Arabian PenninsulaWHO’s in the middle east? (soverign states)The entire Arabian PenninsulaSaudi Arabia, Yeman, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Quwait, Bahrain (Gulf States), Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon --- traditional Also include North Afria – Eritrea, sudan, Libya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, MoroccoSome also include (but this might be pushing it too far) Central AsiaMost other places also include Turkey – Boyer doesn’t!!!!!!! (doesn’t think it shares enough traits with the other places in the middle east)What is the middle east?European derived term – in terms of their location on earthNear East (Turkey, eastern Europe, up to Russia)Far East (China, Japan)Middle east (doesn’t make a lot of sense in today’s world)What’s homogenous about this region?Ethinicity, culture, regligion, color of skin, 4 Homogenous Factors:oIt’s dry – effects climate, terrain, eating habits, clothing, population totals, lifestyle – big chunks of low population areaoThey got oil – major exporters of oil (As technology increases, they find