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  • Silt~ Small particles of rich soil. After the Nile rive would flood it would leave behind silt on the land for farming.
  • Erg~ High areas of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara. Ergs of the Sahara lie in between mountain ranges
  • Dictatorship~ Government under the control of one all powerful leader. In 1969 a military officer named Muammar al-Qaddhafi gained power and overthrew the king.

Questions

What is the largest country in the Middle East? Answer: Saudi Arabia

What is a major export of Iraq? Answer: Oil

What bodies of water are found in Saudi Arabia? Answer: There are no permanent bodies of water.

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