Why we work together: Culture Cultural identity o Unique, mostly very big o Some of the biggest supranationalist groups o Don’t do very much o Border on wildly unsuccessful Arab League o League of Arab states o Justice league for middle east o Based on arab-ness o Arab ethnicity, not a religion o 1945 is when it was created o Original members Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen o Expanded to now 22 states, with 4 observer states o Goals Draw closer the relations between member states o Mostly fight, accomplish little to nothing o Kicked Egypt out after it recognized Israel, but let back in o Lybia quit, under Muammar Gaddafi – Leader of Lybia o Have lots of potential o Contains most of the OPEC members o Should have a lot of economic and political say in the world o Called embargo on oil in 1973 o Could have big voice in they truly worked together as 1 entity o Other countries do NOT want this to happen, Organization of American States – OAS o Headquarter in Washington, D.C. o 35 member states of the Americas o Very fine tuned and focused on what they do o Strengthen democracy, work for peace and defend human rights o Oversees election among the Americas o Cuba may not be a member o Shared culture of ideas Democracy, individual human rights and freedoms are good o
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- African Union, Sudan, member states, African Economic Community, biggest supranationalist groups