Jordan is home of Palestine and Syria refugees o MAHMOUD ABBAS PRESIDENT OF

Jordan is home of palestine and syria refugees o

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Jordan is home of Palestine and Syria refugees o MAHMOUD ABBAS: PRESIDENT OF PALESTINE o o President of west bank o Fighting for sovereign state recognition; not very successful o Has been in office forever o Leader of a nation without a state o Maybe center left o ABDEL FATTAH EL-SISI: PRESIDENT OF EGYPT o o Egypt has a big population; very literate o Economy sucks o Egypt had an arab uprising o Overthrew their leader and then made a liberal democracy and elected a new Israel guy and didn’t like him so the military overthrew him which abdel was in charge of so he then ran for president and won bc no one else was running o Egypt is the most populous arab state o US ally o Military person is now in charge again o Center right
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o o HASSAN ROUHANI: PRESIDENT OF IRAN (theocracy) o o Conservative but not as much as ayatollah o Doesn’t have real power o NOT PART OF THE THEOCRACY (the elite part of the top) o He is part of the democracy; he was elected o There are currently no relations between iran and US but he wants to change that o AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI: PERSON IN CHARGE OF IRAN VIA CHURCH o o Conservative; WAY right o He has REAL power o Not elected
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o Ayatollah = high priest or cleric o THE ayatollah = the head of IRAN o PEOPLE FROM IRAN ARE PERSIANS o Iran is anti-western so they ally with Russia o Arab leaders don’t like iran bc iran is a theocracy OMAR AL-BASHIR: PRESIDENT OF SUDAN o o Right wing dictator o Started as a military o Only sitting leader on the planet that has a warrant out for arrest o Accused of war crimes o Could be arrested in other countries ROBERT MUGABE: PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE o o Right wing dictator that used to be a good guy o Instituted a “kill all the white people in our country” policy o Gained more popularity by stealing from white people and businesses o Zimbabwe crashed and burned o Claims they’re a democracy o International pariah NELSON MANDELA: FORMER S. AFRICAN PRESIDENT o o First elected black leader of Africa o Was in prison after he was fighting for rights o Did something with the apartheid o He died o Don’t mix up with morgan freeman o ANC
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JACOB ZUMA: SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT o o ANC political party; overwhelming party (multiparty democracy) o Second term right now o South Africa used to be the most developed and biggest economy in Africa but not anymore o ***Middle finger pic**** Nigeria is now the biggest economy in Africa; huge exporter of oil; hugest population in Africa; huge problems but huge potential GOODLUCK JONATHAN: PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA o JOSEPH KABILA: PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO o o They are a borderline fail state o Scene of african’s world war o 5-8 million people have died o Biggest state in sub-Saharan Africa o Has lots of good resources PAUL KAGAME: PRESIDENT OF RWANDA o
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o Really turned Rwanda around o Genocide occurred in Rwanda o Perpetuating and accelerating o Rwanda has been doing good economically but may be causing trouble next door MA YING-JEOU: PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA o o President of Taiwan (not even a sovereign state) o Center right o Warming up relations with china o In his second term XI JINPING: PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA o o
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