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School: George Washington University
Department: Geography
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Professor: Jensen
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Middle East Patterns - Ch 1, 2 notes
Description: Notes from chapter 1 and 2 of Middle East Patterns.
Uploaded: 09/06/2016
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background image Course: Geography of the Middle East Topic: Tricontiental Junction Date Questions/Cues Arabia felix Steppe CSW/CSA  (climate types) Alluvial soils Seaways of  MENA Fertile cresent Russification ­  process through 
which the USSR 
became Russian
Coopen  climate systems  Salinization ­  process of the soils 
becoming salty 
overtime.
PRB.org ­­ population data 
sheet pdf 
Petroleum / oil Notes: The world is tied to the Middle East  World­Island The region has historically been a global crossroads Seas penetrate deeply into the land and alternate with peninsulas and land bridges around the Syrian­Meosopotamian core Cradle of Civilization Fertile cresent ­ fertile land that extends along the  levant and around the Syrian desert to the Gulf and particularly 
through the Mesopotamian Basin
Religious Societies The Middle East gave rise to the three major  monotheistic religions This shows the cultural richness of the  Middle East The Middle East remains the heartland of Islam  because it is the cradle of the religion and the corollary culture of 
Islam
Islamic civilization is the most pervasive unifying  factor in the Middle East Twenty First Century Importance Main issues Unequaled petroleum resources Arab Israeli conflict Terrorism Rivalries among leaders and states Extremism among Muslims, Jews and  Chrisians. Petroleum About 30% of the world’s oil comes  from the Middle East Interdependence has increased as  industrialized countries seek stable energy supplies Arab Israeli conflict 1949 exodus 1956 1967 1973 1982
background image Maghreb Mashriq Colonial rule 2006 Lol so many The Middle East: definition and delimitation The fertile cresent is the nucleus of the Middle East  (the core region being Northeast Africa to South Asia The Maghreb and the Mashriq Maghreb : Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia,  Libya and Sudan (all are Arab and Muslim) Subject to direct  European colonization in the 19th century Mashriq : East of Libya This region has had  more intimate relations with Turks and Persians There is unity in the core states and it lessens in  periphery Regional Unity of Empires Power foci: the major empires were focused in four  focal points: mesopotamia, Asia Minor, The Nile Valley and the 
Iranian Plateau
These empires together have ruled just about every  part of the Middle East During periods of expansive empire rule there was a  greater interchange of ideas and thus adding to a unifying identity Summary: The middle east is diverse, significant and artfully interwoven with the rest of the  world.

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School: George Washington University
Department: Geography
Course:
Professor: Jensen
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Middle East Patterns - Ch 1, 2 notes
Description: Notes from chapter 1 and 2 of Middle East Patterns.
Uploaded: 09/06/2016
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