Intro Middle East & North Africa - 2008

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Unformatted text preview: N. Africa S.W. Asia Reference 4000 miles from Morocco through Iran World Cultural Hearth Petroleum Industry Islam Over 24 countries Pivotal region for 3 main world religions Arid Region Southwest Asia & North Africa Region extends 4,000 miles Culture hearth region has witnessed cultural innovations & diffusion to other parts of world Development of petroleum industry = large impact OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) member countries profoundly influence global prices & production targets for petroleum 65% of Earths oil Islamic fundamentalism aspect of Islam that advocates return to more traditional practices, calls for merger of civil & religious authority, & challenges encroachment of global popular culture Life in a Fragile Environment Region is complex in landforms & climate Lengthy legacy of human settlement Environmental warfare Gulf War & Beyond Soil & Plant Degradation Water & Air Pollution Regional Lanforms Maghreb region that includes Morocco, Algeria, & Tunisia Levant eastern Mediterranean region of Southwest Asia Anatolia peninsula of Turkey (AKA Asia Minor) Iraq (Mesopotamia/Fertile Crescent) Tigris & Euphrates rivers Patterns of Climate Complex climate region because of altitude, latitude, & expanse Old Jerusalem Sacred for Jews, Christians, & Muslims Regions of North Africa & South West Asia The Maghreb & Libya Morocco Algeria Tunisia - Libya Egypt & the Lower Nile Basin About 95% of Egypts Population Lives along the Nile Egypt - Gift of the Nile Arabian Peninsula Saudi Arabia Yemen Oman United Arab Emirates Qatar Bahrain Kuwait Israel Lebanon Syria Jordon Iraq Middle East Settlement Along Exotic Rivers...
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