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M. East Dev/Hist # 1

Middle East History & Development # 1

Anti-Semitism discrimination against Jews
Holocaust the mass murder of millions of Jews and other people during WWII
Zionism the belief that Jews should have a country in their ancient homeland (Israel)
Taliban group of radical Muslims that controlled the government of Afghanistan
Saddam Hussein the dictator of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom
T. E. Lawrence during WWI A British soldier that served as a link between the Arabs and British
hat did the British promise the Arabs in exchange for revolting against the Ottoman Empire? Arab independence, their own nation, gold
Which modern day country has the descendants of the Ottoman Empire? Turkey
What happened to the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI? The empire collapsed and the land was divided between the winning European countries, mainly France and Britain.
How have the borders drawn by European countries caused problems in the former Ottoman Empire? The borders were drawn without considering ethnic groups, religious groups or historical borders. This has led to conflict.
Why did the British want land in SW Asia? oil
Who created Israel in 1948? Why? The United Nations created Israel as a result of Zionism and the Holocaust.
How did Palestinians react to the creation of Israel? Who are their allies? The Palestinians were angry, and the other Arab countries in the Middle East allied with them.
What happened right after Israel was created? What was the result? The Palestinians and other Arab countries attacked Israel. Israel won and gained more land.
Created by: Mrs. Corey



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