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Northwest Africa & Southwest Asia Chapter 16-1 * P. 449 - 453 A Troubled Century
European Nations Take Over Most of the territory was split between France and G.B after W.W. I. (1920 to 1948) Europeans had control since before the 19th century (1800’s) MANDATES - Countries were promised independence by a certain date.
Conflict Over Palestine Jews and Arabs lived in this area on/off for over 2,000 years After W.W. II, the territory became Israel, mostly a Jewish state War broke out immediately within the country (Jews vs. Arabs) WAR - P.L.O. - LAND SETTLEMENT DEALS
Sources of Conflict Religious/Real Estate differences have caused all of the conflict and wars Iran & Iraq - OIL Islamic War - Shiites vs. Sunni Nationalism - Iraq - Kurds want their own country (What did it take for Israel to get their own country?) Fundamentalism - strict RELIGIOUS laws
Wars in the Region The Iran-Iraq War - 8 years over disputed land (OIL) and branches of religion The Persian Gulf War - Iraq invades Kuwait over OIL (U.S.A. kicks Iraq out of Kuwait) War with Iraq - 2002 to 2012 - 9/11 and suspected nuclear weapons/terror camps Rebuilding Iraq - Finally coming to an end... Costing U.S. $10 billion a month!