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    Before entering the course, I believed that democracy in the Middle East was a viable option but that, because of many cultural reasons, was not the best option for that region. Now, having taken this course and learned about the different aspects of Middle East governance, I do not think that democracy is a viable option at all. It is not the matter of democracy cannot succeed in the Middle East or anything like that, it is the matter of democracy not being properly suited for societies like those in the Middle East. The agenda of the United States to turn a lot of these nations into democracies has really gotten nowhere. I would say that they actually caused more problems in this region than actually solved during their quest for democratization.…

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    Middle East Conflict

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    The center of the world with its essential oil production, controversial religious conflicts, and elaborate history, the Middle East is the often overlooked heart of world affairs. The ongoing disputes in Southwest Asia are a result of a combination of misinformation, indifference, and contrasts. Both Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews believe they have a claim to the holy land of Palestine. Partitioning after WWI leaves the land divided into political states containing opposing beliefs,…

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    Linkage In The Middle East

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    When discussing the Middle East there are seemingly endless issues that arise including terrorism, oil, religion, modernity, and human rights. One of the most popular issues, especially for western countries, is how to create peace in this extremely volatile and often dangerous region. Wither looking at terrorism being fostered in Middle Eastern countries and then spread around the world or simply governments violently suppressing the people they govern, the western world has sought to…

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    constrained to European nations, perpetrated by European people. In actuality, slavery was far more global, occurring throughout the years and nations that have existed in our world. Slavery occurred within Africa itself; many tribes would take other tribe members as slaves that could be bought or sold. A significant amount of slavery occurred in Middle Eastern nations as well, in the Sahara, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean (Azumah).…

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    Jihad In The Middle East

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    use arms’ if someone attacks you, use jihad to protect themselves… when the attacker stops, then they stop” (class notes). There was often a misconception about the meaning of Jihad that it only meant violence, however this was the minor meaning. The major meaning of jihad is an internal struggle. This goes all the way back to Mohammed Abdullah; the creator of Islam. Before this the Middle East was very separate and chaotic; Mohammed created a place for unity at the Ka’ba. This allowed Muslims…

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    Middle East Imperialism

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    The Middle East has experienced centuries of foreign intervention, mostly for control of the resources within the region. From the Crusades, to the World Wars and eventually to the current events in Syria, foreign nations have interfered with the social, economic, and government affairs for their own gain. Specifically, this paper will argue that during times of progress and modernization these foreign nations took advantage of Middle Eastern nations, such as Egypt, Syria, Persia, and the…

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    Introduction In 1914, the world was divided by power and who held it. In the Middle East that was the Ottoman Empire. An empire that expanded that ruled from Turkey and held control along the Arabian Peninsula. This region was as complicated as the western front with a multitude of players on a single field, with Germany, France, Britain, and the Arab tribes all vying for power and influence. Germany combined with the Ottoman Empire and the allies of Britain and France backing their support for…

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    Middle East Bombing

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    Middle Eastern people are a threat to the United States because of the bombings and the oil it all should do based on the poverty and lack of understanding. Back in 1992 on December, first terrorist attack against Americans occurred in Yemen. When a bomb had erupted in a hotel used by U.S. military personnel involved in supporting the food for the people in to Somalia. Al-Qaeda launched a much deadlier attack in Yemen in October 2000 when it attacked the United States Ship Cole in the port of…

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    1) . Christians are being killed and persecuted for their beliefs in many Middle Eastern countries. The people and the governments in the Middle East need to end the genocide occurring against Christians. The persecution of Christians in Middle East intensified when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was removed from power. According to the World Watch List, Iraq is the second most dangerous place for Christians due to ISIS jihadists (Open Doors 1). On March 19, 2003, the U.S., along with U.K.…

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    Middle East Economy

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    whole. In American popular culture, we generally tend to think of the Middle East an area of the world that is full of instability. If one were to look at all of the civil unrest they would come to that conclusion. The Middle East is much more than that, however. The civil unrest is just the top layer of a very complicated and intricate culture and area. If one were to look at the economics of the Middle East, they would see that one aspect of Middle Eastern society is indeed truly stable. To…

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