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Sudan. Answer the following question in your notes:. Imagine you are coming to America for the first time and have no knowledge of American society - what aspects of American culture would surprise or confuse you most? Why?. Sudan. Kingdom of Kush (8 th century BC-4 th century AD).

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answer the following question in your notes
Answer the following question in your notes:

Imagine you are coming to America for the first time and have no knowledge of American society - what aspects of American culture would surprise or confuse you most? Why?

kingdom of kush 8 th century bc 4 th century ad
Kingdom of Kush(8th century BC-4th century AD)
  • Formed along Blue and White Nile Rivers
  • Strengthened after the New Kingdom of Egypt
  • Capital: KermaMeroe
  • 1st in the world to use iron smelting technology
christianity and islam
Christianity and Islam
  • 540 AD: Christian missionaries sent by Empress Theodora
  • 7th century: transition to majority Islam through Arab conquests
  • 1093: 1stArab/Nubian native Muslim prince
  • 16th century: Ottoman Empire
  • 1890s: Joint British and Egyptian rule
  • 1956: Sudanese independence
1983 present
1983-Present
  • 1983-2005: 2nd Sudanese Civil War – Islamic north vs. Christian and Anamist south (Dinka)
  • Janjaweed: Islamic military rebel group - genocide against Christians and Animists
  • 1989: Omar al-Bashir military coup – Islamic legal code, persecuted political opponents
  • Estimated 2 million perished
  • 2011: South Sudan independence
the lost boys of sudan
The Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Lost Boys of Sudan: 20,000 boys of Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups displaced and orphaned by Second Sudanese Civil War
  • Fled on foot from southern Sudan Ethiopia Kenya
  • Since 2001, 3,000 airlifted to the US
  • Documentary: Lost Boys of Sudan (2003) – 2 Dinka boys’ (Peter and Santino) journey from Kenyan refugee camps to the US