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ch 18 vocab

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arabian peninsula has the largest sand desert in the world. But it also has huge expanses of desert covered with bare rock or gravel.
persian gulf -the countries of this region appear on the map in sort of a semicircle, with it in the center.
tigras rivers flow across a low, flat plain in Iraq
euphrates rivers flow across a low, flat plain in Iraq
oasis is a wet, fertile area in a desert that forms where underground water bubbles to the surface.
wadis are wells dug in dry streambeds
fossil water is water that is not being replaced by rainfall.
shia Muslims believe that true interpretation of Islamic teaching can only come from certain religious and political leaders called imams
sunni Muslims believe in the ability of the majority of the community to interpret Islamic teachings.
EOPEC is an international organization whose members work to influence the price of oil on world markets by controlling the supply.
embargo limit on trade
bagdad Iraq’s capital,
shay means king
revolution is a drastic change in a country’s government and way of life.
Tehran is a drastic change in a country’s government and way of life.
theocracy a government ruled by religious leaders
Created by: deshen