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World Geo. People and Physical Geography


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Saddam Hussein
Iraqi president; prime minister and head of the armed forces 1979-2003, during hishis presidency, Iraq fought a war with Iran 1980-88 and invaded Kuwait 1990, captured and imprisoned in 2003
Persian Gulf
a shallow part of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula
An Nafud
Desert in northern Saudi Arabia
river near sea of Marmara, northwest of Turkey, flows out to Aegean Sea
Dead sea
a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan, can't sink because it's so salty, Israel exports mineral salts from here
an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean sea, under control Arabs, the Crusades, Ottoman Empire, and British control
river above sea of Marmara, flows out into Black Sea
Hindu Kush Mts.
in eastern Afghanistan
Caspian Sea
a large landlocked salt lake, bordered by Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran, under Iran
Euphrates river
in western Iraq, under TIgris River
Rub al-Khali
a vast desert in the Arabian peninsula that extends from central Saudi Arabia south to Yemen and east to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It is also known as the Great Sandy Desert
Black sea
between Europe and Asia, north of Turkey
Shatt al-Arab
where the Tigris and the Euphrates meet and make one river
Mediterranean Sea
west of Arabian Peninsula
Zagros Mts.
in western Iran
Syrian Desert
the desert that covers much of syria and jordan
Sea of Marmara
in north westeren Turkey, linked to Black and Aegegan seas by Dardenelles and Bospourus rivers, seperates Europe from Asia
the Taliban
religious leaders in Afghanistan, very strict, forced rules on women (must be covered up, can't leave the house without a close male relative...)
Ayatollah Khomeini
Iranian Shiite Muslim leader, lead an islamic revolution that overthrew the the government
Arabian Sea
the northwestern part of the Indian Ocean, between Arabia and India. under Oman
Kemal Ataturk
Turkish general and statesman; president 1923-38; named used to be Mustafa Kemal; made Turkey a modern secular state. was a "war hero", name means ''father of the Turks''
Elbruz Mts.
North of Iran, under Caspian Sea
Negev Desert
desert in southern Israel , and Jordan
Hahif al-Assad
Syrian president from 1971-2000, strengthened Syria's oil-based economy
Tigris River
in Iraq, above Euphrates river
Jordan River
empties into the Dead Sea, in Israel and Jordan, Israel to the west of it, begins in Syria and flows south

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