Orgs #7Why We Work Together: CultureCultural Identity oSome of the largestoDon’t do much Bordering on unsuccessful Arab LeagueoLeague of Arab States oBased on being Arab Lets all get together and promote Arabness and work out problems Arab is Ethnicity and Language – not a religion Lots are Muslim but not all oStarted in 1945Original MembersEgypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, YemenArabian Peninsula oCore of Arabness 22 States all together across north Africa and middle east oLets work together to solve common problems Fix StufCommon front to world on issues that confront us and common peopleoMain Goal:Draw closer the relations between member states and coordinate collaboration between them and safeguard their independence in sovereignty and to consider in a general way the afairs and interests of the Arab peoples and countries Sounds real nice working together in peaceful harmonyoHell NO!Accomplished little to nothing Get together once a year to fight Have not pushed through any successful mission that has amounted to anything Israel sucks but nothing has ever been enacted. People usually storm out of meetings Egypt was kicked out for recognizing Israel has been let back in Libya quit twice under GuddafiQuit being Arab and moved to African dressoShould have more voiceContains most of OPEC members they as a singular voice have more economic and political cloutLion’s share of OPEC oil
With assistance and promotion of Arab League OPEC embargoed USA for Oil in 1973oCreated Oil crisis – first and last time ever happenedoCould change things but there are more problems than there were before they started. The rest of the world does not want them to be strong No vested interest in all of middle east being strong their solutions would hurt the rest of the world economically and Israelas a whole. Organization of American StatesoIn Washington DC 35 Member states of the AmericasAlmost every state In the Americas Not about economics or military oGoalsStrengthen DemocracyWork for PeaceDefend Human RightsPretty good oGoes and overseas elections throughout all the Americas Cuba may or may not be a member because they are not a democracy Many member states want them back but USA hates themCheck on each other about peace and growth of democracy oAmerica’s pretty stable Democracy works everywhere in the Americas – except CubaoIdentity:All in the same boat because of Geography but shared culture of ideasDemocracy and human rights are good mmkay o
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