2.17.11

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2.17.11 1. Announcements 2. Geopolitics  Geography of US troop locations in Middle East  Legacies of colonial boundary-making: case of Kuwait 3. Video presentation: Yemeni Futures 4. Regional futures **For the test: Study the Middle East map in 4.1. All countries and the major cities  labeled. The test is 50 multiple choice.  Geopolitics: states competing for territory and resources US geopolitical strategies in Middle East – efforts to create favorable regional and global  relations, flows, and hierarchies of power.  The Velvet Revolution and the overthrow of communist governments was much like the  Egyptian Revolution and its spreading influence today.  Until the late 19 th  century, Kuwait and Iraq were part of the Ottoman Empire and then  heavy European influence began to appear. With the surrender of the Ottomans in WWI,  direct colonialism came to the region through trusts and the supervision of the UN.  Palestine (Trans-Jordan), Iraq, and Syria were established. In the 1880’s, the British  Empire had a post office in the south eastern region of Iraq which is now Kuwait. Quweit 
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