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Chapter 4 Sec 4. Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Iraq. The Tigris and Euphrates are the major geological features of Iraq. Between the two rivers is the Alluvial Plain- and area that is built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods. Oil is the countries major export. Iraq People.

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chapter 4 sec 4

Chapter 4 Sec 4

Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan

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Iraq
  • The Tigris and Euphrates are the major geological features of Iraq.
  • Between the two rivers is the Alluvial Plain- and area that is built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods.
  • Oil is the countries major export.
iraq people
Iraq People
  • 70 percent of Iraq’s people live in Urban environment.
  • Baghdad is the capital and largest city.
  • Many countries placed an embargo- an order that restricts trade with another country, on Iraq after the first Gulf War.
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Iran
  • Iran is about the size of Alaska.
  • It is an oil rich nation.
  • They have limited water and less than 12 percent of their land is farmable.
  • Iran is the worlds largest producer of pistachios.
iranian people
Iranian People
  • Persians make up about half of the population of Iran’s people.
  • The persiansmigrated from central Asia centuries ago and speak Farsi.
  • Tehran is the capital and largest city.
  • 98 percent of Iranians are muslim.
iran s government
Iran’s Government
  • 2,000 years ago Iran was the center of the Persian empire.
  • These empires were ruled by Shahs- or kings.
  • In 1979 Muslim religious leaders overthrew the last king.
  • It is now an Islamic Republic- A government run by Muslim religious leaders.
  • Any western customs against Islam are forbidden.
afghanistan
Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan is a land locked nation.
  • It is mostly covered by the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range.
  • Kabul is the capital city and lies in a valley.
  • During 1980s the Afghan people fought the soviets. When it wasn’t going well the Afghani people turned to the Taliban for help.
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The Taliban took over Afghanistan and set up a Muslim extremist government.

  • After the attacks on September 11, 2001 America went to Afghanistan to remove the Taliban from power.
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