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Southwest Asia + North

Africa
MENA
Tiffany Lockings, Miguel Bravo, Anahi Osorio, John
Bland
The Because of many things such as
necessity or the need to keep up

economics of with competitors, many North


African countries have made a

North Africa
move to reform their economies
For example,
Egypt has eliminated energy
subsides
Morocco is focusing more on
stimulating its private sector
Tunisia is also planning to take bold
steps to open up around 50% of its
economy
Most of the economies in different
The soutwest Asian countries rely on oil
whether it be from imports or the

economics of economic base of their sectors such


as

Southwest Israel -- has many major imports

Asia
Saudi Arabia -- oil based
economy

Turkey -- traditional agriculture


sector

Iran -- agriculture, industrial


sectors

(I will go in depth while presenting)


The social
structure of
North Africa In some states of North Africa,
the Tuareg social structure is
Most North African people are prevalent. In North West Africa
separated into tribes, now the society was traditionally
formally called cultures and stratified, with the Hassane or
the warrior tribe being the
ethnic groups. higher tribe, than the other
tribes.
The social
structure of
Southwest
Asia During the early stages of Mesopotamian
society, women did enjoy some public status.
Some became priestesses and scribes, as
Plenty of people are religious In well as shopkeepers, brewers, and bakers.
southwest Asia. Most are islamic However, by 1500 B.C.E., men had regained
following the way of Muhammad. control. As the control of society by men
deepened, women were required to wear a
veil in public. They couldnt attract the
attention of a man who was not her husband.
Tribal conflicts have arisen
regarding politics
This is due to many tribes
being grouped by the
europeans

The politics of Many revolutions have


happened
North Africa These revolutions were to free
the country from European
power

Many precautions have


been taken so that tribal
wars dont erupt
Many countries have the
language declared as
something instead of a tribal
language
Conflict over borders that
were created in the past by
The politics of colonists has happened

Southwest Asia The feuds are also over land


such as the fight over
jerusalem

Wars over oil supplies in


this region have erupted as
well
This is one of the most recent
wars in history

The amount of wars in


recent history led to radical
groups that plan to unify
and end the chaos
These groups include ISIS, Al
The
environment
of Southwest
Asia
The
environment
of North
Africa