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CHAPTER 20. The Eastern Mediterranean. Section 1: Natural Environments Section 2: History and Culture Section 3: The Region Today. SECTION 1. Natural Environments. Question: What are the natural environments of the Eastern Mediterranean?. SECTION 1. Natural Environments.

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CHAPTER 20

The Eastern Mediterranean

Section 1:Natural Environments

Section 2:History and Culture

Section 3:The Region Today

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SECTION 1

Natural Environments

Question:

What are the natural environments of the Eastern Mediterranean?

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SECTION 1

Natural Environments

Natural Environments of the Eastern Mediterranean

Climates

Biomes

Resources

• arid

• forests, particularly in Cyprus

• Turkey–coal. copper, iron ore

• semiarid

• diverse in semi-arid areas

• Dead Sea–potash, magnesium

• Mediterranean

• hardy species in desert areas

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SECTION 2

History and Culture

Question:

What peoples and Empires have existed in the Eastern Mediterranean?

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SECTION 2

Early Peoples • farming settlements • Egyptians • Hittites • Persians

Roman Empire

Arabs and Crusaders

European mandates

Byzantine Empire

Ottoman Empire

Independence

Hebrews

History and Culture

Peoples and Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean

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SECTION 3

The Region Today

Question:

What type of economies do the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean have?

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SECTION 3

Israelhigh-tech industries, diamond cutting industry, tourism

Cyprusdisrupted by civil war, tourism important

Jordanunderdeveloped economy, foreign aid, tourism important

Lebanongrowth disrupted by civil war

The Economies of the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkeygrowth slowed by earthquakes, uses dams for agriculture, has textile industry and others

Syria underdeveloped economy

The Region Today

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CHAPTER 20

Chapter Wrap-Up

1. What physical feature extends north from Africa to create the Jordan River valley and the Dead Sea?

2. How has the region’s vegetation changed over time?

3. Why did many Jews immigrate to the region that later became Israel?

4. What are the three main religions of the eastern Mediterranean? What major feature do these religions share?

5. What two countries are recovering from many years of ethnic and religious conflict?

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