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Unformatted text preview: Fall of Ottomans (1917-1922)-Turks supported Germany (then defeated), lost land and was split up. Fall of Islam & Rise of Christian Powers 1) Current structure & geography is a result of 19 th century imperial influence and outcome of WWI 2) Arab countries place more emphasis on religion and power of the family than on democracy 3) Islam is religion, law, & politics 4) Water & Oil responsible for both poverty and riches Three Sources of Terrorism Today-The Palestinian control & Zionism-Intra-Arab / Muslim rivalries-The Iranian Revolution Three Promises of British of WWI-The Arabs: A united Arab Kingdom for fighting Turks-The Zionist: A Jewish Homeland for financial support-The Europeans: Russia & France spheres of influence in the Middle East Agreement of 1916 British Plan for Israel & Palestine U.N. Plan for Israel & Palestine...
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- Spring '08