Arab Culture

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Starting in the late nineteenth century and moving on to the twentieth century, the Middle East has been mostly an Arabic country. Research shows that Between 1800 and 1914, the Muslim population had a yearly average increase in the order of magnitude of roughly 6-7 per thousand. This can be compared to the very crude estimate of about 4 per thousand for the "less developed countries" of the world (in Asia, Africa, and Latin America) between 1800 and 1910. It is possible that part of the growth of the Muslim population was due to immigration. (The Smoking Gun, 2003) The dominant patterns of the immigration and migration into the Middle East was brought on by the great economic development of the coastal plains—largely due to Jewish immigration—was accompanied both in 1922-1931 and in 1931-1944 by a much stronger increase of the Muslim and Christian populations in this region than that registered in other regions. This was probably due to two reasons: stronger decrease in mortality of the non-Jewish population in the neighborhood of Jewish areas and internal migration toward the more developed zones. (The Smoking Gun, 2003) The resulting effects are very detailed. There have been many separate movements from surrounding areas. Iraq is in war with the U.S right now; Iran is suspected to be involved in building nuclear weapons. Israel has been considered one of the most powerful militaries and was just recently involved with Lebanon in a fierce war. Page 2

The Middle East right now is in bad shape as far as conflicts go; however, they are making millions and millions of dollars with their oil industry. Oil in the Middle East is basically keeping them going economically and it doesn't look to be downgrading any time soon. The U.S has been estimated of receiving almost seventy-five percent of their gross oil from the Middle East. Education in the Middle East is definitely not as well off as it is in the U.S. Many have begun to immigrate to the U.S in...
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