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Orgs 7 Notes:Arab League-organizations based only on cultural commonalities: 1. Arab League2. Organization of American States3. African Union-the Arab leaguegot together since they were all Arab and wanted some sort of unification-Arab is an ethnicity and language not a religion (although most are Islamic)-the Arab league started in 1945 and the original members were-Egypt-Iraq-Jordan-Lebanon-Saudi Arabia-Syria-Yemen-It has expanded to include 22 states-it has 4 observer states-the official definition of the league: “To draw closer the relations between member states and coordinate collaboration between them to safe guard their independence and sovereignty and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab peoples and countries.”-the problem is this group has accomplished almost nothing and they still fight-the arab league kicked Egypt out after they recognized Israel although they were let back in-Libya leader muammar gaddafi quite the league at one point-muammar used to dress in middle eastern traditional clothing but now wears African traditional clothing-the Arab league should have more voice than they do because they contain most of the OPEC countries with oil in them since they can enact a lot of oil restrictions-there’s only more wealth disparity and poverty in the middle east-they still could have a big voice if they did work together