+1(978)310-4246 credencewriters@gmail.com
  

Required Text?William Duiker, Contemporary World History, 7th EditionISBN-13: 978-0357364864ISBN-10: 03573648642

Upload:

Analysis of “News Reports on Oil Embargo” [10 pts]

Watch news reports here:

Context

: Which station released these reports? When? What was happening in the Middle East at this time? [3 pts]

Audience

: who was meant to see this? Why do you think that? [2 pts]

Reliability

: how do these reports demonstrate the American perspective of the ongoing crisis? [2 pts]

Purpose

: why were these reports released? [1 pt]

Environmental history

: do you see evidence of how humans affected the environment? how the environment affected humans? how humans’ ideas about nature (such as view of disease, hygiene, pollution, the built environment, energy) affected their treatment of it? Take a quote from the reports and describe which pillar it illustrates. [2 pts]

read chapter 15    Post:

Discussion Board “Ferment in the Middle East” [14 points]

What historical developments in the 20th century are most important for explaining the instability in the Middle East today? [4 pts]

What role have religion and ethnic issues played in the region’s recent history? [4 pts]

In what way have environmental factors (geography, natural resources, energy, climate) affected the stability and development of the states and societies of the Middle East? [4 pts]

Once you post:

Find one

classmate

who brought up different evidence.

Share

your

points

and respond to your

classmate

’s post (what you learned from it, disagree with, understood differently) [2 pts]

Ferment in the Middle East – BileenaContains unread postsBileena Vorauer posted Aug 7, 2022 4:11 PMSubscribeWhat historical developments in the 20th century are most important for explaining the instability in the Middle East today?Colonialism in the Middle East was not focused on building stable nations but on their own interest. Subsequently, national borders were arbitrary, dividing people without any regard to ethnic, cultural, religious, or even linguistic aspects. The influx of Jewish settlers following the conclusion of WWII caused additional tension with their Arab neighbors.What role have religion and ethnic issues played in the region’s recent history?I believe that religion and ethnic beliefs play a very central role in the Middle East overall and have fueled tensions in recent history. I think the most well-known conflict in the Middle East in recent history would most definitely be the ongoing conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian people. I also firmly believe that if the religious and ethnic background was the same, there would have been a way to co-exist peacefully.In addition to this conflict, there is also tension within the Muslim community as different sects of Islam would like to see different levels of strictness when it comes to religious laws being reflected in national legislation.In what way have environmental factors (geography, natural resources, energy, climate) affected the stability and development of the states and societies of the Middle East?As in other places in the world, environmental factors have played a crucial role in the overall stability of the region.Natural resources: The abundant oil fields of the region have led to an international, especially western, interest in controlling countries of the Middle East through a colonial system and later through economic ties. But it has also led to a significant wealth difference between some Middle Eastern countries which presents a substantial hurdle for Arab unity.Energy: With the rise of economic activity, the need for electricity has become increasingly important. One way of producing energy is hydropower. Unfortunately, some hydropower projects severely affected the downstream part of the river they were built on and thus causing conflict.The use of rivers for irrigation has also caused conflict with neighboring countries as excessive water use caused less water to flow downstream.

  
error: Content is protected !!