By Cory Gideon Gunderson
Introduces a few of the international locations of the center East, together with Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and their function within the on-going tensions that exist during this sector.
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Extra info for Countries of the Middle East (World in Conflict-the Middle East)
Tunisia: a Middle Eastern country. Turkmenistan: a Middle Eastern country. Turkey: a Middle Eastern country. Turkoman: one who was born or lives in Turkmenistan. United Arab Emirates: a Middle Eastern country. United Nations: an international organization started in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic development across the world. United States: a country in North America. Uzbekistan: a Middle Eastern country. weapon of mass destruction: an instrument of attack that causes injury and/or death to large numbers of people at one time.
Saudi Arabia’s main economic resource is oil. The nation has the largest oil reserves in the world and it is the second largest oil exporter. Oil makes up 75 percent of the nation’s revenue. Only 25 percent of the country’s revenue comes from privately held businesses. While Saudi Arabia is strong in oil production, it is sorely lacking fresh water and agriculture products. Saudi Arabia is also lacking in workers. Saudi citizens make up only 10 percent of the nation’s workforce. Many management jobs go to people from Western nations.
Gama’a al-Islamiya: a radical Islamic terrorist group in Egypt. Gaza Strip: narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Gaza. Gilaki: an Iranian ethnic group. Golan Heights: hilly area that overlooks the Jordan River Valley. Under Israeli military control since 1981. Gulf of Oman: northwest portion of the Arabian Sea. gypsum: mineral used to make plastic products and fertilizer. Hamitic: a group of North African languages. head of state: the leader of a country. Homogenous: alike in nature; consistent, sameness.
Countries of the Middle East (World in Conflict-the Middle East) by Cory Gideon Gunderson