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M.E. Test 2

Collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Creation of Israel, Modern Wars

What group of radical Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001? Who was its leader? Al Qaeda Osama bin Laden
What started Operation Iraqi Freedom and the U.S. invasion of Iraq? The Belief that Saddam Hussein was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction
What event led to the Persian Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm? Iraq invaded Kuwait
What were the three reasons Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait? 1) He did not want to repay the money he borrowed from Kuwait 2) He would gain Kuwait's oil fields 3) Iraq would gain more land on the Persian Gulf
What led to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire> Already weak, they joined with the losing side in WWI
Which nation controlled Palestine after WWI? Great Britain
What organization decided to partition Palestine between the Arabs and the Jews? When did it happen? The United Nations in 1947
What was the movement among the Jews to return to Palestine called? Zionism
What led to the War in Afghanistan? The terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001
What was the result of Operation Iraqi Freedom? Saddam Hussein was overthrown and a democratic government was installed.
Where would one find the highest population of Kurds? In the Mountains of Eastern Turkey
What secret agreement partitioned the Ottoman Empire between Britain, France, and Italy? The Sykes-Picot Agreement
Why are many different ethnic and religious groups lumped together in the same countries in the Middle East? Partitioning by the Europeans did not take into consideration the historic relationships between the groups
Why were the Palestinians upset about the creation of Israel? They felt that it was their land.
What is hatred and violence against Jews called? Antisemitism
Created by: Church224



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