September 10 – Lecture 1
MENNA – middle eastern north African
22 countries in the middle east *
Afghanistan technically not middle east, b/c there is so much relation – b/c
were talking about Afghanistan we have to bring in Pakistan.
Pakistan- b/c of the involvement with Afghanistan ; u have geography
Sudan not part of the M/E -
Blurry border around the M/E
Similarities and differences between M/E countries
Sim- all examples colonies of colonial powers, some were direct colonies
such as Tunisia.
Iran – not directly colonialized
**they have a colonial past
second similarity; **RELIGION ** ; sizable population of Christians, jew, as
well as the most common religion..islam
DIFFERENCES ; characteristics to take into consideration – economy,
political structure, imperialism
So many factors that you can try to categorize M/E countries.
Using two factors to simplify – size & wealth size (population) wealth (gdp,
gdp per capita,)
Using the matrix (chart) ..justify the countries in each category
Countries to look at (Egypt, Turkey and Iran – largest in population - Iraq,
Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, **list of middle eastern countries**
Israel Palestine Conflict
Would either side give up their major demands? Which is recognition,
and security for Israeli’s. For Palestine major demands is their land? No
neither would give up their major demands, because they are
Would either side defeat (military) the other side? If one side can defeat
the other…then that would be the end of the conflict, no they cannot.
Palestinians should have a separate state….yes or no? Some people say
no, the most radica