Intro Middle East & North Africa 2

Intro Middle East & North Africa 2 - Introduction...

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Introduction: North Africa & Southwest Asia
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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
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Old Jerusalem Sacred for Jews, Christians, & Muslims
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Region extends 4,000 miles Culture hearth –region has witnessed cultural Development of petroleum industry = large impact OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) – member countries profoundly influence global prices & production targets for petroleum 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
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Regions of North Africa & South West Asia
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Morocco – Algeria – Tunisia - Libya
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Egypt & the Lower Nile Basin About 95% of Egypt’s Population Lives along the Nile Egypt - Gift of the Nile
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African Transition Zone = East Africa
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Arabian Peninsula Saudi Arabia Yemen Oman United Arab Emirates Qatar Bahrain Kuwait
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Israel Lebanon Syria Jordon Iraq Middle East
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The Empire States Turkey & Iran
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N. Africa S.W. Asia Environment Long human existence
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Life in a Fragile Environment
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course GCU EEE taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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