Map Exam 5
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Map Exam 5
The Middle East and North Africa
Became a French protectorate in 1830
Large income from oil exports, petrochemical resources, and possess rich agricultural resources.
High quality dates produced in oases.
In immediate post-independence years, single-minded political strength, wisdom, and insight of it’s leaders.
Gov’t promised long-term benefits, failed, and now it is struggling economically.
Economy is diversified, with a wide range of basic and processing industries and many consumer-oriented enterprises.
Manufactures most of the world’s Arabic-language films and TV programs.
The decline of pan-Arab nationalism of the 50s and 60s and its support for the 1979 Camp David agreements, decreased it’s influence.
Possess coal and iron resource to develop its own heavy industry without having to import basic materials.
It has a greater pecentage of usable land than any other country in the region.
Most powerful and integrate economy in the region.
A secular state
Because of the mountains, people move to work as merchants.
Bananas and citrus fruits, metal goods, processed foods, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.
Its location resulted in a good living standard and a steadily expanding economy as the Arab hinterland grew in wealth.
In 2005 a strong anti-Syrian movement resulted in traditional Maronite-Sunni power axis.
Population is composed of three elements; Palestinians, the pre-1948 settled Arab population and the Bedouin.
Created post WWI as a British-mandate territory.
Obstacles of development included significant land-use problems associated with deforestation, overgrazing, and soil erosion, as well as military conflicts with both Israel and supporters of the PLO.
A homeland in search of a people.
Islamic clergy, mullahs/mujtahids.
The Pahlavi dynasty tried to promote modernization in both society and economy.
The “White Revolution,” a package of social changes promoted by the monarchy, was intended to further the modernization process.